Shuttleworth Foundation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shuttleworth Foundation
Shuttleworth.svg
Founded 2001[1]
Founder Mark Shuttleworth
Focus Open source, open content, open educational resources
Location
Area served
Global
Method Fellowships
Key people
Mark Shuttleworth, founder
Helen Turvey, CEO
Website www.shuttleworthfoundation.org

The Shuttleworth Foundation was established in January 2001 by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth as an experiment with the purpose of providing funding for people engaged in social change.[1] While there have been various iterations of the foundation, its structure and how it invests in social innovation, the current model employs a fellowship model where fellows are given funding commensurate with their experience to match a year's salary, allowing them to spend that year developing a particular idea.

Notable past and present fellows include Marcin Jakubowski (who develops the Open Source Ecology project), Rufus Pollock (co-founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation[2]), Mark Surman (now Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation[3]), and Philipp Schmidt (founded the Peer to Peer University during his fellowship).

Funding model

The Foundation provides funding for people who have an unproven idea in the form of a 'salary', travel and office expenses. For every dollar invested by the Fellow in a project, the Foundation will put in ten or more, allowing the Fellow to own all Intellectual Property and processes once the active fellowship has ceased.


Other projects

References

  1. ^ a b "The Shuttleworth Foundation Home". www.shuttleworthfoundation.org. 
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved 2012-12-13[dead link]
  3. ^ [2] Retrieved 2012-12-13

External links

  • Shuttleworth Foundation website


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shuttleworth_Foundation&oldid=806580145"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttleworth_Foundation
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Shuttleworth Foundation"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA