The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation

Welcome to the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation. FOSSi Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the mission to promote and assist free and open digital hardware designs and their related ecosystems. FOSSi Foundation operates as an open, inclusive, vendor-independent group.

What is Free and Open Source Silicon?

Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) are components and systems that are inside silicon devices (‘chips’). It is our core belief that building blocks that form such digital devices can be made free and open

Who are we?

FOSSi Foundation was created by a group of individuals coming from industry and academia, each with long experience in working on prominent Open Source projects within the digital design and embedded areas. The foundation is managed by directors, formed by the members and backed by sponsors

Our mission

  • Support and promote open standards development and their use
  • Support community events and organize regular events
  • Encourage industry participation in open source IP design
  • Assist hobbyists and academic institutions with opening their work to the public
  • Support the development and maintenance of a web site, aimed at providing a platform for free and open source silicon

Further details about our values and goals can be found in the FOSSi Foundation manifesto

Stay up to date

Every month we at the FOSSi Foundation collect the news highlights in the FOSSi ecosystem for you, so you can stay up-to-date without much hassle. Our newsletter is called El Correo Libre, and you can get it delivered to your email inbox, read it online, or in your feed reader.

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Recent activity

04 Sep 2019 » GSoC 2019
What an exciting summer! We at FOSSi Foundation are happy to announce that all of our Google Summer of Code..... more

03 Sep 2019 » GSoC Report: 64 bit global pointers in RV32 based GP-GPU
This is a guest post by Reshabh Sharma, who worked this summer on a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) project..... more

23 Aug 2019 » GSoC Project Report: Continuous Integration for Hardware Projects on LibreCores CI
Librecores provides a platform to share projects and ideas, in the area of free and open-source digital hardware design. Librecores..... more

01 Jul 2019 » ORConf 2019 Announcement
It’s that time of year again. Following on from the FOSSi Foundation’s Latch-Up and WOSH events, ORConf is now less..... more

11 Jun 2019 » El Correo Libre - Issue 16
The FOSSi Foundation’s monthly roundup of all things Open Source semiconductor design, including an overview about our Google Summer of..... more

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