Nix and NixOS are developed and used by a diverse and welcoming community from all around the world.

The NixOS Foundation aims to promote participation without regard to gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, age, or similar personal characteristics.

We want to strive to create and foster community by providing an intentionally welcoming and safe environment where all feel valued and cared for, and where all are given opportunity to participate meaningfully. The Foundation will work with the community in service of this goal.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.

Where to talk?

The Nix community is spread across various platforms. Here are the official and unofficial spaces where you can find help, discuss development, and chat with other users.

Official social-media

These spaces are maintained by our NixOS Marketing Team though not monitored and not moderated by the NixOS Moderation Team.

Our calendars

We use these calendars to schedule events, meetings, and other.

Unofficial spaces

These spaces are not monitored and not moderated by the NixOS Moderation Team. Please be aware that different moral values and rules may apply in these spaces. The NixOS moderation team may advise moderators in these spaces, though does not control or enforce our community values.

If you are looking for professional help, check out companies that offer Nix related services.


The NixCon Team organizes a conference once a year.


RFC Process

The "RFC" (request for comments) process is intended to provide a consistent and controlled path for new features to enter the Nix language, packages and OS, so that all community can be confident about the direction the ecosystem is evolving in.

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    Foundation board

    Responsible for providing operational and organizational support to the NixOS project and community.

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    RFC Steering Committee

    Responsible for forming an RFC Shepherd team from the available nominations on each RFC, which is then responsible for accepting or rejecting a specific RFC.

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    Security Team

    Security is a priority for the NixOS community. In addition to community-sourced developments, NixOS has a dedicated team, to look into privately reported security issues.

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    Infrastructure Team

    Provides infrastructure for the Nix and NixOS community.

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    NixOS Release Team

    Manages the twice-yearly releases of NixOS. It is responsible the entire release process from setting the roadmap to uploading the artifacts.

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    NixCon Team

    Helps organize NixCon, a conference for the Nix and NixOS community.

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    Marketing Team

    Maintains this website, responsible for social media outreach, collects metrics. Help grow the Nix user base.

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    Moderation Team

    Moderates participation on official community platforms.

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    CUDA Team

    Making Nix and NixOS the first choice for users of CUDA-accelerated software.

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    Nix Team

    Maintains and releases the Nix package manager.

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    Documentation Team

    Works on improving learning experience and documentation.

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    Nix Formatting Team

    Maintains the official Nix formatter and standard format.

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Board members:

  • Eelco Dolstra — Chair
  • Ron Efroni — Treasurer
  • Théophane Hufschmitt — Secretary
  • Jonas Chevalier — Member
  • Ryan Lahfa — Observer
  • Janik Haag — Observer

The mission!

The mission of the foundation is to support the Nix ecosystem's infrastructure, and projects implementing the purely functional deployment model.

In particular, the foundation supports Nix, Nixpkgs, NixOS, and operates:

  • - the NixOS binary cache, containing over 120TB of prebuilt Nix packages.
  • - a Nix build farm, consisting of hundreds of macOS, x86-64 (Linux) and aarch64 (Linux) build cores. Hydra executes over 350,000 builds each week.
  • Event Funding

The NixOS Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation at the Chamber of commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The KvK number is 63520583.

You can contact the foundation by writing an email to