The SODA Foundation’s mission is to protect, promote and defend open collaboration on SODA and other open source technologies. In addition to open source software, the SODA Foundation also enables technical project communities building open standards, open hardware, open data, and open specifications.
The SODA Foundation’s methodology focuses on best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. Backed by more than 1,400 members, the SODA Foundation is home to many of the technologies that run society and industry.
All SODA Foundation projects are free for anyone in the world to participate. SODA Foundation membership is not required – so if you want to use the code from an SF project or to contribute to a project’s technical efforts, just read the charter for the project’s governance and start participating. While we are selectively focused on hosting projects with sustainable ecosystems, there are no fees to host a project and all SF projects can take advantage of the project Core Support Programs. You can participate in an SF open standards body, open source software, open hardware, or open data project at no cost to you or your community.
Projects with funding support from contributors can also take advantage of the SODA Foundation’s Collaboration Support Programs. These programs are staffed by open source experts who can support the needs of your community.