Neos Foundation CIC
On 19th May 2017 the Neos Team founded the Neos Foundation CIC located in the United Kingdom. It is a community interest company (CIC) and thus a not-for-private-gain organization.
The Neos Foundation CIC will be the organizational home for all activities that require or benefit from a legal entity. It is designed to enable the Neos Project to provide funds for long-term development goals, which would not be possible otherwise. Funds are provided from supporters who buy one of our subscription badges on our funding platform.
We aim to create as little bureaucracy as necessary and to establish the CIC as a supportive background player behind the Neos Project.
The objects of the Neos Foundation CIC are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular the Neos open source project. The core products are the PHP application framework Flow and the content management system and content application platform Neos. The objectives of the Neos Foundation CIC are therefor to (but not limited to):
- support the development
- distribute; and
- maintain the software components developed by the Neos open source project.
As stated in section A of our CIC36 Form.
Every large open source project requires the help of outside funding in addition to the countless hours spent by the community - Neos is no exception.
Financial contributions help us to fulfill our cause: providing great experiences. They enable us to support core team and community members to work on Neos, to organize events for our community and to increase the awareness for Neos and Flow in the market.
We would be extremely grateful if you joined our cause and became a Neos Supporter!
What is a CIC?
A CIC is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. CICs are intended to be easy to set up, with all the flexibility and certainty of the company form, but with some special features to ensure they are working for the benefit of the community. They have proved popular and some 10,000 registered in the status's first 10 years.
(Definition from Wikipedia)