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Organisational Structures for Sustainable Free Software Development


What kind of organisational structures exist for free software projects? What funding sources? How can you avoid pitfalls with funding, support volunteers, and stay a happy family?

We will look at various options for structuring projects on an organisational level, the protections (and dangers) of legal entities, and the difficulties of meeting the expectations of financial backers while keeping the volunteers and the community alive. Moritz will draw from his experience with dozens of Free Software projects and funding sources, both from the perspective of a funder and as recipient of grants, contracts and donations.