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 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, 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

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

13 Jun 2017 » OSH Park sponsor the FOSSi Foundation
We are pleased to announce that OSH Park, the purveyors of perfect purple PCBs, have become sponsors of the FOSSi..... more

04 May 2017 » Google Summer of Code Projects
We are happy to announce we have six students in this years’ Google Summer of Code. We are very grateful..... more

07 Apr 2017 » Wrapup of the RISC-V Event in Munich
Two weeks ago we organized an event at TU Munich, Germany, that featured talks around RISC-V, lowRISC and the FOSSi..... more

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

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