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' interests in the open source hardware arena range from RTL to licensing. He began his involvement with work on the OpenRISC project and saw the value that fostering a community of like-minded developers brings to a project, and aims to bring similar enthusiasm and interest to the field of open source digital design through his work with the FOSSi foundation.

Olof Kindgren

Olof loves open source hardware. He has been around in the OpenRISC community for a long time now and is the maintainer of the [FuseSoC](https://github.com/olofk/fusesoc) project, a package manager for IP cores.

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, UniversitĂ  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

02 Mar 2017 » Google Summer of Code 2017
We just get the word from Google that FOSSi Foundation has been selected to participate in Google Summer of Code..... more

16 Feb 2017 » Tensilica Day Wrapup and RISC-V Event in Munich
Today I visited Hanover to talk at the Tensilica Day 2017. I was invited by the Cadence Academic Network to..... more

10 Feb 2017 » FOSSi Licensing: Planned Activities
The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation aims to clarify the licensing situation for Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi)..... more

26 Jan 2017 » Outlook on 2017
The first full year of the FOSSi Foundation is over and looking back on 2016 we are proud about our..... more

22 Jan 2017 » We search for LibreCores.org contributors and contractors
One of our main projects is LibreCores.org, a community portal for open source digital designs. LibreCores.org is currently under development..... more

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