Use our legal agreements and our 501(c)6 corporate structure to start your specification and source code projects quickly and at no cost. The Joint Development Foundation provides you with a “consortium in a box.”
The Joint Development Foundation provides the corporate and legal infrastructure to enable groups to quickly establish and operate lightweight collaborations to develop technical specifications, standards, and source code. Joint Development Foundation Projects are ideal for specification development projects or as a place to do incubation projects before taking those projects to a larger standards organization.
By using established Joint Development Foundation legal agreements, groups can establish projects quickly and with minimal legal expense. By operating under the Joint Development Foundation’s legal umbrella, Projects can enjoy of the benefits of the Joint Development Foundation’s existing legal agreements, choice of intellectual property policies, non-profit status, and corporate structure. This enables Projects to more easily establish themselves, collect funds, issue press releases in the Project’s name, develop liaison relationships, and hold copyrights, all without negotiating custom agreements and new corporate organizations.