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ownCloud Foundation officially launched – preserving the long-term viability of a strong community

Nuremberg, August 21, 2018: ownCloud and seven board members have officially established the ownCloud Foundation. The organization is dedicated to preserve a sustainable community ecosystem around ownCloud in order to accelerate technology development, improve open source collaboration and provide an open, manufacturer independent governance model. It provides developers, users and the entire global ecosystem with a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public, private and enterprise ownClouds, producing the best decentralized cloud platform.

Like the software, the membership in the ownCloud Foundation is free and accessible to everyone. The ownCloud Foundation forms the basis for the continued existence of the ownCloud project as an open source solution operated and further developed by the community. At the same time, it acts as a mediator between the professional developer community, stakeholders  and administrators who use ownCloud in daily operations. Development and operation also find a permanent platform in the foundation, which meets the DevOps idea in the best possible way. This gives the community more freedom for creativity, thus ensuring the guaranteed long-term independence of ownCloud.

The Board of Directors consists of representatives of the following organizations:

  •  CERN
  • KonicaMinolta
  • AARnet
  • Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen (GWDG)
  • ownCloud
  • ETH-Zürich

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