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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 11 years ago 2010-12-16 16:06:47
bkuhn@ebb.org
Make bullet list of benefits.
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<p>The following are various questions that we typically get from project
 
  leaders that wish to apply to Conservancy.</p>
 

	
 

	
 
<h2>What are the key criteria our project must meet to join?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>In order to join, projects need to meet certain criteria, including the
 
requirement that the project be exclusively devoted to the development of
 
FLOSS and that it be consistent with the Conservancy's tax-exempt purposes
 
and the financial requirements imposed by the IRS.  Most FLOSS projects
 
will meet these requirements.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Additionally, the project must be licensed in a way fitting with
 
  software freedom principles.  Specifically, all software of the project
 
  should be licensed under a license that is listed both as
 
  a <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html">Free Software
 
  license by the Free Software Foundation</a> and as
 
  an <a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical">Open Source
 
  license by the Open Source Initiative</a>.  All software documentation
 
  for the project should be licensed under a license on the preceding
 
  lists, or under Creative
 
  Commons' <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">CC-By-SA</a>
 
  or <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">CC-By</a> or
 
  <a href="http://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/">CC-0</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<p>While any project licensed under FLOSS licenses can apply, the
 
  Conservancy seeks in particular projects that are well-established and
 
  have some track record of substantial contributions from a community of
 
  volunteer developers.  The Conservancy does gives higher priority to
 
  projects that have an established userbase and interest, but also tries
 
  to accept some smaller projects with strong potential.</p>
 
<p>In order to join, projects need to meet certain criteria.  A rough
 
  outline of those criteria are as follows:</p>
 
<p>
 
<ul><li>The project must be a software development or documentation
 
    project.  Non-software projects to advance the cause of software
 
    freedom, while important and useful, are beyond the scope of
 
    Conservancy.</li>
 

	
 
    <li>The project must be exclusively devoted to the development and
 
    documentation of FLOSS.  The project's goals must be consistent with
 
    the Conservancy's tax-exempt purposes, and other requirements imposed
 
    on Conservancy by the IRS' 501(c)(3) rules.  Namely, the goal of the
 
    project must to develop and document the software in a not-for-profit
 
    way to advance the public good, and must develop the software in
 
    public.</li>
 

	
 
    <li>The project must be licensed in a way fitting with software
 
      freedom principles.  Specifically, all software of the project
 
      should be licensed under a license that is listed both as
 
      a <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html">Free
 
      Software license by the Free Software Foundation</a> and as
 
      an <a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical">Open
 
      Source license by the Open Source Initiative</a>.  All software
 
      documentation for the project should be licensed under a license on
 
      the preceding lists, or under Creative
 
      Commons' <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">CC-By-SA</a>
 
      or <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">CC-By</a>
 
      or
 
        <a href="http://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/">CC-0</a>.</li>
 

	
 
   <li>The project should have an existing, vibrant, diverse community
 
      that develops and documents the software.  For example, projects
 
      that have been under development for less than a year or only a
 
      &ldquo;proof of concept&rdquo; implementation are generally not
 
      eligible.</li>
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 

	
 
<p>While any project meeting the criteria above can apply, meeting these
 
  criteria don't guarantee acceptance of your project.  The Conservancy
 
  favors projects that are well-established and have some track record of
 
  substantial contributions from a community of volunteer developers.
 
  Furthermore, the Conservancy does gives higher priority to projects that
 
  have an established userbase and interest, but also tries to accept some
 
  smaller projects with strong potential.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Is our project required to accept membership if offered?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Not at all.  Many projects apply and subsequently decide not to join a
 
  non-profit, or decide to join a different non-profit entity.  Don't
 
  worry about &ldquo;wasting our time&rdquo; if your project's developers
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