[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot in Software Freedom Conservancy

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Tue Apr 10 02:50:37 UTC 2012

I'd like to apply on behalf of Buildbot to the Software Freedom Conservancy:

The benefits of this are here:

but for me the big items are an organization bigger than me, so if I
go away, the project lives on; and fiscal sponsorship.  SFC can own
Buildbot's hardware, handle the finances related to GSoC, and even
help organizing funding for Buildbot events.

There are other organizations out there that can provide this kind of
service, but in many cases it comes with additional strings -
requirements for more sophisticated governance than we currently have,
license changes, copyright assignment, and so on.  All of those would
put a significant burden and distraction on everyone in the project,
and our resources are already pretty thin.  In particular, I discussed
membership in the Apache Software Foundation with Gavin McDonald a
year or two ago, and stumbled over the need to re-license.

This will be a symbolically significant, if practically barely
noticeable, change for the project, so I'd like to open it up for
discussion first.  Have at it!


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