The International Free and Open Source Solutions Foundation (iFOSSF) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Michigan, United States. Its mission is to accelerate the development and usage of Open Technologies and Open Standards for sustained economic and social development, especially for the socially disadvantaged.
PURPOSE & STRATEGY
iFOSSF is one of many organizations within an era of a new global enlightenment committed to improving the quality of life for all world citizens. The organization is centered on FOSS, its purpose is to apply thought leadership in support of innovation and creativity in research and development of FOSS solutions for the benefit of the global community. iFOSSF is not limited in software development but focuses on the collaboration aspects of the Open Source movement.
The organization facilitates growth of new and emerging businesses with consideration for equal inclusion, and provide strategic leadership in developing FOSS opportunities that are driven by both market and social contexts. We will achieve our mission and goals by applying the following strategies:
- Engagement in R&D using Open Collaboration processes that can help meet the needs for crisis management and economic development by promoting innovative approaches.
- Creation of tools & initiatives that can help bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries.
- Cultivation of the organization as a global resource with expertise in FOSS based strategies to create new marketplace(s).
The Foundation is established in August 2006 under the laws of State of Michigan, USA. The organization is organized for exclusively charitable, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Law. Specifically, the Foundation will apply thought leadership in support of innovation and creativity in development of collaborative technology solutions for the benefit of the global community.
iFOSSF is a directorship driven organization, the organization may at any stage appoint various voluntary committees comprised of members from the Foundation's partner network for providing assistance and advice. The organization's funding is sought through private, government, non-profit grants, individual/corporate sponsorships as well as public and private fund raising activities.