Who we are

We are the Free and Open Source Stories Digital Archive Foundation (FOSSDA), a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to tell the story of the Open Source movement. Our website address is: http://fossda.org.


We take privacy seriously and strictly limit the use of your personal information to purposes that directly support the mission and operation of FOSSDA, and only where you have given us explicit permission and provided us with the information.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use personal information. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information. Information for California residents and individuals located in the European Union are also included within this policy.

When you subscribe to our mailing list or take our survey, we collect the data you provide for internal use. This may include Personal Information.

As used in this Privacy Policy, Personal Information means information that relates, and is capable of being linked, to a particular person. It does not include de-identified or aggregate information.

FOSSDA potentially collects the following categories of information from site visitors:

Identifiers: Examples of the types of identifiers that FOSSDA may collect include real names, nicknames, and email addresses.

Other types of information: Examples of other types of information includes additional information provided to FOSSDA directly by you, such as when you complete a questionnaire or answer a survey. This category includes information identified as Personal Information in California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e) that is not otherwise categorized.

Characteristics protected under some laws: Information provided by you and collected by FOSSDA may include age, national origin, citizenship, marital status, medical information, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Internet information: Examples of the types of internet or other electronic network activity information that FOSSDA may collect includes information about the device the consumer is using to access our website or applications as needed to improve your experience. When we send you an email, FOSSDA may also collect information, including about how you interact with that email.


The only cookies used for this site are functional cookies used by WordPress or MailChimp to improve the user experience while using our Web site. No cookies containing personal information are used at this time. If, in the future, we elect to utilize cookies containing personal information, we will amend this policy and notify users who have subscribed to our mailing list via email.

Linked content from other websites

Suggested text: This site includes links to content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). from other websites. Users following these links should refer to the privacy policies of the sites they visit.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

FOSSDA does not sell your data or provide it to third parties except as needed to provide services that you select, such as subscriptions to mailing lists.

In addition to the circumstances listed above, FOSSDA may also share de-identified or aggregate data that is not capable of being linked to any individual consumer with additional entities not listed above.

What rights you have over your data

You may request a copy of your personal data or request that we delete it at any time by contacting us at postmaster@fossda.org. You may also opt out of future emails by editing your preferences or unsubscribing from our mailing list at any time either by using the links provided in every email newsletter or by contacting us directly at postmaster@fossda.org.