Software in the Public Interest
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Software in the Public Interest
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
SPI logo.svg
FoundedJune 16, 1997; 22 years ago (1997-06-16)
Key people
Michael Schultheiss (President)
Revenue (2017)
Increase $635,000[1]

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 in the free software community.

SPI was originally created to allow the Debian Project to accept donations.[2] 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.[3][4]

Associated projects

Current associated projects of SPI are:[5]

Board of directors

Its current board is composed of:[7]

See also

Other free software umbrella organizations:


  1. ^ "SOFTWARE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST INC". Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "A Brief History of Debian". Debian Project. 2012-08-10. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Board elections/2007/en". Wikimedia. 2013-04-27. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Board elections/2011/en". Wikimedia. 2012-07-02. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "SPI Associated Projects". 2017-08-15. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "FOSDEM2014: State of the X.Org Foundation". 2014-02-02.
  7. ^ "SPI Board". Retrieved .

External links

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