February 2, 2011
Selenium Joins the Software Freedom Conservancy
Selenium becomes Twenty-sixth Member Project of Conservancy
Today, the Software Freedom Conservancy welcomes Selenium as its newest member. Selenium joins twenty-five other Conservancy members, who receive the benefit of aggregated non-profit status available to all Conservancy member projects.
Conservancy and the Selenium Developers are excited to announce that Selenium is now a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy. The Software Freedom Conservancy provides a home to Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. As a fiscal sponsor for FLOSS projects, the Conservancy provides member projects with financial and administrative services and FLOSS project policy and non-profit oversight. This allows software developers and documenters to focus on those activities exclusively.
By joining the Conservancy, Selenium obtains the benefits of a formal non-profit organizational structure while keeping the project focused on software development and documentation. Some benefits of joining the Conservancy include the ability to collect donations, hold assets on behalf of the project, and some protection of the lead developers of the project from personal liability when engaging in the activities of the project. A full list of Conservancy member project benefits is available on Conservancy's website. The Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in New York State.
Selenium is a suite of tools for browser automation. It is composed of “IDE”, a recording and playback mechanism, “WebDriver” and “RC” which provide APIs for browser automation in a wide variety of languages, and “Grid”, which allows many tests using the APIs to be run in parallel. It works with most browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.