Become a Foundation member

If you are a GNOME contributor, there is no reason why
you shouldn’t be part of the GNOME Foundation.

To apply for membership in the GNOME Foundation, please complete the following form in English. Your application will then be reviewed by the Foundation’s Membership and Elections Committee, which will notify you when your application has been accepted or rejected.

Who is eligible for membership?

Per the GNOME Foundation’s charter, any contributor to GNOME is eligible for membership. Although it is difficult to specify a precise definition, a contributor generally must have contributed to a non-trivial improvement of the GNOME Project. Contributions may be code, documentation, translations, maintenance of project-wide resources, or other non-trivial activities which benefit the GNOME Project.

Membership benefits

Members of the GNOME Foundation receive numerous benefits, including the right to vote in elections for the Board of Directors, travel sponsorship to conferences and other events, a email alias, blog hosting at and Planet GNOME syndication.

Renewing your membership

Membership in the GNOME Foundation lasts for two years. You will be contacted to renew your membership before it expires. Renewal applications are not automatically accepted. Please remember that membership’s renewals shouldn’t be considered a mere formality, as the Membership Committee will do the needed checks to verify applicant’s contributions over the past two years.

For a more complete definition of the guidelines, read the document Membership Application Tips or look at the proposal for guidelines that was accepted by the board in 2002 October.

Application Form

Personal Information


Being a GNOME Foundation member takes in several benefits. Please, let us know if you plan to adopt a mail alias or a Jabber account after being accepted as a GNOME Foundation member.

When choosing a alias, please, check our account name policy. Your @gnome alias will point to the e-mail you specified above as your permanent e-mail address. If you do own a GNOME Git Account, make sure the choosen username is the one you use for your read, write access to mail alias
Jabber account (only if you adopt a mail alias)


Please list references to your contributions, i.e. Gitlab (commits, tasks), Mailing Lists or deprecated Bugzilla. Processing will be much quicker if you provide links. Please tell us whether you were an existing Foundation member or have done something relevant for the GNOME Foundation in the past.


It helps us processing your application faster if you provide names and email addresses of two or more current Foundation members who could vouch for you and your contributions.

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