(Not IRL) FOSS Funding Event! Come May 22nd & Come Shine.

On Friday, May 22nd, FOSS Responders will host a virtual event to provide financial support for organizations affected by the profound disruptions – to our economy and our community – of Covid-19.

The Virtual FOSS Responders Funding Event is 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. Now is the time to participate in the sustainability of open software organizations. Now is the time to be a part of its survival.

Limited Zoom invites available! Join us as an applicant, sponsor, mentor, or supporter. We want this to be a time of togetherness, mentorship, camaraderie (and commiseration), and a virtuous cycle of support!

You are as welcome as the flowers in May.

Whether you are an organization planning to sustain in an uncertain future, a company that wants to step up and hold our community together, and/or you’re a mentor with a passion to give during such unprecedented times, we want you to be part of our FOSS Responders Funding Event.

I need financial help: Difficult times ahead? Believe us, you’re not alone. Please consider applying to the Virtual FOSS Fund emergency grants. Fill out an event application. We want to hear from you!

I want to help the community as an event sponsor: Our open source community is at risk and our open source ecosystem is more vulnerable than ever. Join Indeed, Open Collective, and the Sloan Foundation as a partner in this work!! Help the open source community and gain visibility in the ecosystem we all count on. Email hello@fossresponders.com to learn more.

I want to help the community as an event mentor: Interested in sharing your open source wisdoms and perspective? Help us learn more about the needs of the community and find the right resources to support. Contact us to become an event mentor!

I want to sign up for the event as an attendee: It is a heavy time of change and grief. But these days also remind us about the best of open source collaboration. Come celebrate our amazing community and the amazing ways we build together. Register to be part of the FOSS Responders Funding Event. Provide a small donation and/or just some laughter to our collective convening! Zoom party hat required!

We are all in this together.

Cross-posted on Open Collective Blog