seL4 Foundation Governance
The seL4 Foundation is established as a
project under The Linux Foundation. It is designed to
fullfil the key principles described here and summarised below.
The seL4 Foundation has 2 parts:
- the seL4 Directed Fund, governed by the Board of directors.
- the seL4 Technical Steering Committee, composed of the
committers and contributors.
The seL4 Foundation is intended to be structured and governed
to promote the following key principles:
Neutral and community-based. The seL4
Foundation will provide a long-term, independent support for
the seL4 kernel and the seL4 ecosystem, by enabling the
collaborative community-based development, availability and
adoption of the seL4 kernel. This includes providing a
familiar structure (ie. under The Linux Foundation) for
membership and raising funds to support its activities, and
building the community of developers, adopters, training, and
expertise. The seL4 Foundation will aim to represent the
perspectives of all main actors of the seL4 community (kernel
developers, kernel verifiers, ecosystem developers and
adopters) in the technical and general governance of the seL4
kernel and the seL4 Foundation.
Grow adoption. The seL4 Foundation will
enable and grow adoption of seL4 by supporting the evolution
and verification of the seL4 kernel and supporting the growth
of the seL4 ecosystem needed to ease the development of
Brand promotion and protection. The seL4
Foundation will provide official releases of the seL4 kernel
with clear associated verification statements, to promote the
use of seL4 as a competitive advantage, with clear
traceability to the sources of the code and the proofs.
The seL4 Foundation is underpinned by 2 key documents: the
Fund Charter, and the Technical
Charter, modelled on the standard approach for Linux
Foundation projects. You will find these legal documents here
once they are approved by the Linux Foundation.