Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship

Get Started
Gentoo Handbook
Downloads

News
Security Announcements
Calendar
Infrastructure Status

Documentation
Gentoo Handbook
Featured Documentation
IBM dW/Intel article archive

Get Gentoo
Downloads
Mirrors

Community
Discussion Forums
IRC Channels
Mailing Lists
Report Issues
Planet (Blogs)
Online Package Database
Wiki
Contact Us
Sponsors

Get Involved
Report Issues
Help Wanted
Help maintaining packages
Discussion Forums
IRC Channels
Mailing Lists
Become a Developer
Offer Resources
Enhancement Proposals (GLEPs)
Source Repositories
Developer's Manual

Other
Developer List
Developer Map
Gentoo Stores
Projects

About
About Gentoo
Philosophy
Social Contract
Name and Logo Guidelines
Logos and themes
Screenshots



Gentoo Foundation Status Update
Posted on January 12, 2008 by Christina Gianelloni

stick man

Since its inception, the Gentoo Foundation existed as a legal entity in the State of New Mexico. It recently lapsed, however, since required paperwork and fees were not filed on time. The online filings do not indicate an exact date of termination.

The foundation trustees are evaluating all options open to them. This may include joining a consortium of software projects such as the Software Freedom Conservancy or Software in the Public Interest and having them handle our legal matters, renewing our status in New Mexico, or other options. Former chief architect Daniel Robbins also offered to assist.

The legal status of the Gentoo Foundation has little short-term impact on the state of Gentoo Linux and further technical development and advancements.

The development community wants to find a solution to these legal problems, but we are not going to quickly jump to conclusions without carefully evaluating the potential repercussions. Anyone with questions about these matters is encouraged to email the trustees.




Page updated January 12, 2008

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.