OpenTripPlanner Joins Software Freedom Conservancy
OpenTripPlanner becomes Conservancy's thirty-first member project
November 22, 2013
Today, Software Freedom Conservancy proudly welcomes OpenTripPlanner as Conservancy's thirty-first member project. OpenTripPlanner joins a diverse group of 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, OpenTripPlanner obtains the benefits of a formal non-profit organizational structure while keeping the project focused on software development and documentation. Joining Conservancy allows projects to collect donations, hold assets, and provide some liability protection for their lead developers' project-related activities. 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.
OpenTripPlanner is the leading open source platform for multimodal trip itinerary planning and network analysis. Launched in 2009, OpenTripPlanner has since attracted a thriving community of users and developers, with live deployments now found in twelve countries. OpenTripPlanner provides a multimodal trip planner allowing users to plan trips using a variety of transportation modes. Additionally, OpenTripPlanner has features for transportation analysis, including measures of mobility and accessibility.