The Syncthing Foundation

The Syncthing Foundation is a Swedish non-profit foundation (“stiftelse”). If you’re looking for the Syncthing project, please see syncthing.net or github.com/syncthing.

Purpose

The foundation bylaws have this to say about the purpose of the foundation:

The purpose of the foundation is to maintain and encourage development and usage of the free software Syncthing and its required infrastructure. The foundation can provide grants on its own initiative, or by application according to the rules put forth by the board.

This is quite general, and in practice it means the foundation pays for the infrastructure required to run Syncthing (like the syncthing.net website, discovery servers, build servers, and so on), but is open to providing grants for specific projects that further the cause.

The foundation is newly created and we are currently considering what will be the focus areas for the coming year.