The Software Freedom Conservancy
The Conservancy describes itself as follows.
The Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.
A few of the 27 projects hosted by the Conservancy:
In the announcement of the formation of the jQuery foundation, its nature is summarized thusly:
The jQuery Foundation
- supporting development of the jQuery Core, UI, and Mobile projects;
- providing jQuery documentation and support;
- and fostering the jQuery community.
The Foundation’s president will be Dave Methvin, current head of the jQuery Core development team: