We bring sustainable governance to open source projects and communities globally that supports the maintainers’ independent oversight of their creations.
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Project memberships are reserved for contributors to the Foundation's various projects. Each Nivenly project will determine how to distribute its s... Read more
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$7 USD / month
Support the following initiatives from Nivenly Foundation.
Transparent and open finances.
The Nivenly Foundation is a non-profit co-op providing governance and legal support for open source projects. There are three member types that participate in the governance structure:
- General members - for individuals.
- Project members - for the maintainers of Nivenly projects only. Each project has a process for adding maintainers.
- Trade members - for companies, businesses, non-profits, and other similar entities.
For questions about memberships or the Foundation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . We also have more information on Nivenly's governance page and release blog post.
- Aurae Runtime Project
- Hachyderm Social Media (Mastodon)
How Funds Are Used
Funds are currently used to support our two projects. Of these, Hachyderm is the larger - so the vast majority of our funds are going to Hachyderm related expenses. As we grow, we hope to be able to financially support more projects as well.
A Note for our GitHub Sponsors
For those donating through GitHub Sponsors: first of all, THANK YOU! Secondly: there is a 60 day trial period before the initial funds release. So we will receive all your donations at the end of April 2023.