With the recent cancellations of open source events due to COVID-19, the future of the FOSS community is unknown.
The only way to sustain our community is together, and FOSS Responders are here to help.
On this site, you’ll find support for those directly affected by event cancellations.
Additionally, you’ll find resources for donating, volunteering, and other ways to contribute.
The need is real, and the time to act is now.
I was going to attend a conference that was cancelled. Now I need help with the costs that the conference can’t reimburse anymore.Apply for emergency funds
Our project had to cancel a small or large event and we need financial help. Without this, the project could be in real trouble!Apply for emergency funds
We were relying on these events to raise funds for our project. With event cancellations, we are struggling to get donations and publicity!Amplify our project
We rely on conferences and events to recruit new contributors and volunteers for our project. Without this we may struggle!Recruit volunteers
We cancelled our in-person event. We need to run virtual events now and we are struggling to learn how to do that!Get advice Advice on running my community online
Have something else you need? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is time to give back to the projects we depend on.
This is how we future-proof our open source infrastructure and help millions who built the software we benefit from.
Donate to the FOSS Responders Open Collective and your funds will be used to help individuals and projects who might otherwise fall through the cracks.
Open Collective waived their fees so 100% directly support those in need.
I’ve heard there’s open source organisations that need larger amounts of funding, I think I can help with that!Help larger crowdfunds Help larger crowdfunds for projects
I can’t donate but I have time, skills or a service that I can offer an OSS project or I can help with FOSS responders!Find a project that needs you
We’ve been running online events, conferences and communities for a while and can help other orgs to get better with online activity.Offer your expertise Offer your expertise with online activity
I can help with finding out what other conferences and events have been cancelled and their details. I love doing this kind of information gathering!Contribute info on events Contribute information on cancellations
Is what you want to offer not here? Please email email@example.com.
Our purpose is to provide a crowd-sourcing approach to help those in the open source community affected by corona virus, especially in the face of event cancellations.
FOSS Responders is a group of individuals who came together to support and celebrate our Free and Open Source Community affected by the COVID-19 economic fallout.
Some of the companies of the companies we work for, partner with, or who have donated to FOSS Responders funds are shown below.Find out more about us
On May 22nd, Indeed, the Open Source Collective, and others came together at the first Virtual FOSS Responders Funding Event.
The Virtual FOSS Responders Funding Event was designed to help support the open source community through this critical time. Conference cancellations have caused financial loss, unmet fundraising trajectories, and missed business opportunities. Together, we raised and allocated over $100,000 dollars to help out open source organizations.
If you want to participate as a FOSS Funder organization for future events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More