Software in the Public Interest (SPI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the state of New York founded to act as a fiscal sponsor for organizations that develop open source software and hardware.
Compile Farm has been accepted as an SPI Associated Project.
This does not bind Compile Farm to SPI in any way. It means that SPI will accept donations, hold assets, and provide legal assistance on our behalf. SPI can also sign contracts for us.
Fundraising is an important function of any major project, and having the ability to do so transparently and legitimately means we can more easily acquire new hardware, repair existing hardware, and hire contractors should the need arise.
We're looking into similar arrangements with European charities.