16 June 1997
| State of New York, United States|
Bdale Garbee (President)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Software Freedom Conservancy, GNOME Foundation, Open Source Initiative, The Document Foundation, FreeBSD Foundation
Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (SPI) is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to help other organizations create and distribute free/open-source software and open-source hardware. Anyone is eligible to apply for membership, and contributing membership is available to those who participate actively in the free software community.
SPI was originally created to allow the Debian Project to accept donations. It now acts as a fiscal sponsor to many free and open source projects.
SPI has hosted Wikimedia Foundation board elections and audited the tally as a neutral third party from 2007–2011.
Software in the Public Interest Wikipedia
Current associated projects of SPI are:
Its current board (elected by the Schulze method, a Condorcet method) is composed of:President: Bdale Garbee
Vice-President: Joerg Jaspert
Secretary: Jonathan McDowell
Treasurer: Michael Schultheiss
Board of Directors:
Joshua D. Drake
Legal counsel — Software Freedom Law Center
Debian Project Leader
PostgreSQL Project Board representative — currently Robert Treat