Organization

The FOSSi Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit in the UK (as a Community Interest Company). The foundation is formed by the members and backed by sponsors.

At the formation meeting we have appointed five directors in our first board of directors, along with a secretary. For our first year we have defined the projects to bring forward the goals formulated in our manifesto. We have set up committees to structure the progress of our projects, mainly the LibreCores committee and the ORCONF committee.

If you are interested to become a part of the FOSSi Foundation and help us reaching our goals, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Directors

Julius Baxter

Julius' involvement with free and open source semiconductor design began with his work as part of the OpenRISC community in 2008. After initial technical contributions, he's since focused on promoting greater community coordination, finding a solution for copyleft semiconductor design licensing, and encouraging greater uptake of the technology by the wider semiconductor industry.

Peter Gielda

Peter has always been involved with open source and made spreading the adoption of open software, hardware and silicon lay at the foundations of Antmicro back in 2009. A member of the RISC-V Foundation's Technical Committee, he is also active in CHIPS Alliance, the Linux Foundation and the Zephyr Project.

Olof Kindgren

Olof became actively involved with free and open source silicon through the OpenRISC project in 2011. He has since then worked in many areas with a special interest in tools and collaborations. Also known as the maintainer of the FuseSoc IP core package manager - a tool for collaborations.

Philipp Wagner

A long-time free and open source veteran, Philipp has been involved in various projects over the last decade. With interests from web development to hardware architectures, he loves to bring together different communities and approaches.

Stefan Wallentowitz

Stefan is a curious developer and has been involved in the OpenRISC project for many years and is contributor and maintainer of several free and open source projects around SoC design. He is professor at Munich University of Applied Sciences.

Secretary

Simon Cook

Simon has keen interests in open source hardware and software. He maintains the AAP project, an open source processor designed to improve software tooling for all hardware architectures.

Treasurer

Andrew Back

Andrew Back is convener for the UK Open Source Hardware User Group and co-organises the annual Wuthering Bytes technology festival. He is a long time proponent of open source hardware, with a keen interest in licensing and community building.

Committees

LibreCores

  • Chaired by: Philipp Wagner
  • Oleg Nenashev, Jenkins Project
  • Elias Kouskoumvekakis

Conference

  • Chaired by: Olof Kindgren & Julius Baxter
  • Alex Bradbury, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Davide Rossi, UniversitĂ  di Bologna, Italy

Licensing

  • Chaired by: Stefan Wallentowitz & Julius Baxter
  • Andrew Back, ABOpen and FOSSi Foundation
  • Ben Hilburn, GNURadio
  • Javier Serrano, CERN
  • Josh Triplett

Fundraising

  • Chaired by: Julius Baxter & Stefan Wallentowitz
  • Michael Gielda, Antmicro
  • Andrew Back, ABOpen and FOSSi Foundation

Recent activity

19 Jan 2021 » Embench 1.0 Benchmark Suite for IoT Class Devices Released
The Embench group announces the first full release of its free and open source benchmark suite for IoT class devices...... more

31 Dec 2020 » Looking back on 2020, the year of the open source chip
Dear Free and Open Source Silicon enthusiasts! 2020 was quite a year. Even though it played out different for each..... more

08 Jul 2020 » Cocotb releases version 1.4.0 with major improvements
The cocotb project is proud to announce the release of its new version 1.4.0. cocotb is a COroutine based COsimulation..... more

30 Jun 2020 » Produce your own physical chips. For free. In the Open.
Did you ever dream about creating your own chip? I mean, a physical chip. One which you can hold in..... more

18 Jun 2020 » FOSSi Foundation Takes Over Solderpad Hardware License Stewardship
HALIFAX, England, 18th June 2020 - The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation (FOSSi Foundation) is proud to announce that..... more

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