FSFE can act as the legal guardian of Free Software projects. The Fiduciary Programme allows projects to use the Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA) to assign copyrights to FSFE, allowing the consolidation and effective management of their copyright status. It allows developers to focus on making great applications rather than dealing with legal administration.
FSFE makes sure projects are in a strong legal position without being prescriptive; we don't dictate project policy or project management. Our ob is to make sure you can do your job.
The details of our fiduciary selection process and our policies are available for review, and your comments are always welcome.
Unfortunately, FSFE is no longer accepting new projects under the Fiduciary Programme at the moment, however you can use our customisable versions of the Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA) in order to consolidate your copyright under your own administrative umbrella. We have a page containing customisable versions of the FLA here.
For more information on how to set up and manage the Fiduciary Licence Agreements please contact us.
Details of the Programme
FSFE needs to make decisions on a case to case basis for each project that seeks to have FSFE as its fiduciary.
How FSFE interacts with its fiduciaries, rules and neutrality.
Since 2008 KDE e.V. uses the FLA as its preferred form for assigning copyright to KDE e.V. On this matter FSFE assists KDE e.V. in several ways.
FSFE has been offering the service of copyright consolidation to Bacula since 2006.