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Twisted Software Foundation

The name "Twisted Software Foundation" is a reference of convenience to our legal non-profit status through the Software Freedom Conservancy. The Conservancy has allowed us to pool legal resources with other projects, such as Inkscape, Samba, and Wine, to reduce the management overhead associated with creating an official legal entity.

Background

At the end of January, 2008, the Twisted project finalized an agreement with the Software Freedom Conservancy that granted us non-profit status. For years prior to this, we had explored the options available to us for creating a foundation; due to our lack of resources, time and money, they were all prohibitively expensive. At the urging of individuals and organizations, we again explored other options. This most recent effort was a culmination of hard work over the last year between the Twisted project and the Conservancy, and we are delighted to present the retuls to the community: "Twisted Software Foundation".

Goals

Our goals are simple: we want to be able to continue improving Twisted -- everything from specialized bug fixes to paying hosting bills -- for the benefit of the community, the users of Twisted. We want to provide sponsors with the ability to make tax-deductible donations, and we want to provide a forum where our sponsors can give voice to their own vision of how Twisted can be better.

Sponsorship Levels

Below are the names and amounts associated with levels of sponsorship.

  • Platinum: $20,000
  • Gold: $10,000
  • Silver: $1,000
  • Bronze: $500
  • Aluminum: $50

These will be used on the front page of http://twistedmatrix.com to group sponsor's logos. Sponsor logos will be sorted by time: earlier sponsors at the top.

Sponsors

We are currently engaged with multiple companies/organizations, building a solid base of Founding Sponsors. Check back soon; we'll be posting information and acknowledgments here!

How to Donate

You can use the form on the front page at anytime to make a donation to the TSF! Look for the PayPal and Google Checkout "Donate" buttons. These linked buttons point to the Conservancy's account for us, which is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. As a result, donations to Twisted are now tax-deductible.

Acknowledgments

Once our founding sponsors list is complete, we will also be making acknowledgments of those who played key roles in setting up the TSF.