Foundation board

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


In particular, its responsibilities are to:

  • Handle the administrative, legal, and financial tasks of the foundation
  • Serve as an interface between the community and the corporate/governmental world:
    • Handle sponsoring and donations
    • Encourage contributions by individuals and organisations alike
    • Balance the interests of volunteers, commercial actors, and public institutions
    • Build and maintain beneficial and collaborative relationships
  • Provide a framework for teams to self-organise:
    • Hand out the credentials and permissions required for the teams’ work
  • Fund community events and efforts
  • Unblock things that would be stuck otherwise, and serve as:
    • Arbiter in case of conflicts
    • Backup for critical tasks when needed

The board is not responsible for technical leadership, decisions, or direction.