Donations & Sponsorships

Prior to the launch of an OCV company, the open source project may have been supported by public donations and/or other sponsorships.

Accepting public donations

If there isn’t an existing non-profit organization (unaffiliated with the commercial entity) managing the open source project and donations, general guideline is for OCV companies and employees not to accept public donations.

Sponsoring the open source project and/or a related foundation

If there are unaffiliated non-profit organizations supporting and promoting the open source project, Management Team may consider making a monetary contribution. Amount and frequency consideration should include the company’s cash runway.