We bring sustainable governance to open source projects and communities globally that supports the maintainers’ independent oversight of their creations.
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News from Nivenly Foundation
Updates on our activities and progress.
Nivenly Updates: Nivenly Resolutions and Financial Transparency Discussion
Nivenly Foundation Updates: Project updates including a new project application
The Nivenly Foundation is a non-profit co-op providing governance and legal support for open source projects. There are three member types that participate in the governance structure:
- General members - for individuals.
- Project members - for the maintainers of Nivenly projects only. Each project has a process for adding maintainers.
- Trade members - for companies, businesses, non-profits, and other similar entities.
For questions about memberships or the Foundation, please email [email protected] . We also have more information on Nivenly's governance page and release blog post.
How Funds Are Used
Funds are currently used to support our two projects. Of these, Hachyderm is the larger - so the vast majority of our funds are going to Hachyderm related expenses. As we grow, we hope to be able to financially support more projects as well.
A Note for our GitHub Sponsors
For those donating through GitHub Sponsors: first of all, THANK YOU! Secondly: there is a 60 day trial period before the initial funds release. So we will receive all your donations at the end of April 2023.