New FSA with Software Freedom Conservancy
Nov. 8, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a not-for-profit organization founded to promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects, has been providing an organizational backing to manage Inkscape's funds and other assets since 2006. The lawyers and experienced developers from the SFC have given the project their invaluable support, helping us devise a trademark policy, registering our trademarks, defending Inkscape's free software licence, managing our finances, and being the go-to place for our Board and developers for all legal and financial matters.
To clarify project procedures and account for SFC's continued commitment to our project, a new Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement has been devised and adopted. The main changes consist of the document now accounting for the fact that the SFC is holding Inkscape's trademark rights, to clarify how Inkscape Board elections work, when the Inkscape Board can be considered quorate and what should be done when a board member is unresponsive for a longer period of time. Inkscape now also supports the SFC's work by donating 10% of our income to them.
The Inkscape project is looking forward to continue our good collaboration with the Software Freedom Conservancy, and is happy to be a part of the member list of the organization. The new FSA document can be found on our website.