Organization

The FOSSi Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit in the UK (as a Community Interest Company). The foundation is formed by the members and backed by sponsors.

At the formation meeting we have appointed five directors in our first board of directors, along with a secretary. For our first year we have defined the projects to bring forward the goals formulated in our manifesto. We have set up committees to structure the progress of our projects, mainly the LibreCores committee and the ORCONF committee.

If you are interested to become a part of the FOSSi Foundation and help us reaching our goals, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Directors

Julius Baxter

Julius' involvement with free and open source semiconductor design began with his work as part of the OpenRISC community in 2008. After initial technical contributions, he's since focused on promoting greater community coordination, finding a solution for copyleft semiconductor design licensing, and encouraging greater uptake of the technology by the wider semiconductor industry.

Olof Kindgren

Olof became actively involved with free and open source silicon through the OpenRISC project in 2011. He has since then worked in many areas with a special interest in tools and collaborations. Also known as the maintainer of the [FuseSoC](https://github.com/olofk/fusesoc) IP core package manager - a tool for collaborations.

Philipp Wagner

A long-time free and open source veteran, Philipp has been involved in various projects over the last decade. With interests from web development to hardware architectures, he loves to bring together different communities and approaches.

Stefan Wallentowitz

Stefan is a curious developer and has been involved in the OpenRISC project for many years and is contributor to several other open source projects around SoC design.

Secretary

Simon Cook

Simon has keen interests in open source hardware and software. He maintains the AAP project, an open source processor designed to improve software tooling for all hardware architectures.

Treasurer

Andrew Back

Andrew Back is convener for the UK Open Source Hardware User Group and co-organises the annual Wuthering Bytes technology festival. He is a long time proponent of open source hardware, with a keen interest in licensing and community building.

Committees

LibreCores

  • Chaired by: Philipp Wagner
  • Oleg Nenashev, Jenkins Project
  • Elias Kouskoumvekakis

Conference

  • Chaired by: Olof Kindgren & Julius Baxter
  • Alex Bradbury, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Davide Rossi, Università di Bologna, Italy

Licensing

  • Chaired by: Stefan Wallentowitz & Julius Baxter
  • Andrew Back, ABOpen and FOSSi Foundation
  • Ben Hilburn, GNURadio
  • Javier Serrano, CERN
  • Josh Triplett

Fundraising

  • Chaired by: Julius Baxter & Stefan Wallentowitz
  • Michael Gielda, Antmicro
  • Andrew Back, ABOpen and FOSSi Foundation

Recent activity

22 Sep 2017 » Become a LibreCores.org contributor or contractor
LibreCores.org is a modern portal for Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi). Our aim is that it becomes the entry..... more

14 Sep 2017 » ORConf 2017 Round-up
ORConf 2017 came to a close last Sunday, and on behalf of the FOSSi Foundation I’d like to thank all..... more

11 Aug 2017 » RS Components sponsors Open Source Digital Design Conference
LONDON, UK, 11 August, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for..... more

27 Jul 2017 » Prelude to orconf 2017 - Open Source Digital Design Insights
Over the years orconf has grown to be the most prominent conference for open source silicon, and with presentations from..... more

15 Jul 2017 » Google Summer of Code - Halftime
We are six weeks into Google Summer of Code now and have seen some great progress from our students. The..... more

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