The Selenium project is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Conservancy has allowed us to pool organizational resources with other projects, such as Inkscape, Samba, and Wine, in order to reduce the management overhead associated with creating our own, dedicated legal entity.
The majority of sponsorship funds go directly towards supporting the Selenium project, such as server and software expenses. A small portion of the funds are set aside for the Conservancy to continue their work in supporting Selenium and other open source initiatives.
Our goals are simple: we want to be able to continue improving Selenium -- everything from code reviews to specialized bug fixes to paying hosting bills -- for the benefit of the entire Selenium user and the public at large. We want sponsors to be able to make tax-deductible donations and for the project to publicly acknowledge these donations.
Below are the names and amounts associated with levels of sponsorship (all values in USD).
The Selenium project will consider the value of non-monetary donations to the project - for example, donations of hardware, software licenses, or hosting - on a case-by-case basis. We will set a sponsorship level appropriately. We note that non-monetary donations may not be tax-deductible; to confirm, you should seek the counsel of a qualified tax professional. In general, we suggest cash donations, as that process is much simpler.
Silver and Bronze sponsors can sign up using this PayPal form:
For larger donations (Gold and higher), we request that payment is remitted by check or wire transfer. This ensures 100% of the donation goes to the project and that we don't pay unnecessarily large transaction fees. To pay by check, make it payable to "Software Freedom Conservancy" and write "Selenium Sponsorship" in the "memo" field. Checks should be sent to the following address, so that the Conservancy can process them:
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc.
137 MONTAGUE ST STE 380
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3548
We can also email you wire transfer instructions and/or provide an invoice for your sponsorship.
Regardless, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you've sent a check or PayPal payment, or to request the invoice.
Want to support the Selenium project? Learn more or view the full list of sponsors.
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