Buildbot Joins Software Freedom Conservancy
Buildbot becomes Conservancy's thirtieth member project
November 20, 2013
Today, Software Freedom Conservancy proudly welcomes Buildbot as Conservancy's thirtieth member project. Buildbot joins dozens of other sister member projects who all call Conservancy their non-profit corporate home.
Conservancy is a non-profit public charity that provides a range of financial and administrative services to member projects that develop Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Conservancy's assistance allows software developers and documenters to focus on those activities exclusively.
By joining Conservancy, Buildbot obtains the benefits of a formal non-profit organizational structure while keeping the project focused on software development and documentation. Some benefits of joining 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. Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in New York State.
Other FLOSS projects that seek to join Conservancy are encouraged to apply.
Buildbot is a freely-licensed framework which enables software developers to automate software build, test, and release processes for their software projects. First released in 2003, Buildbot is used by leading software projects around the world to automate all aspects of their software development cycle.