There is a common misconception that large open source projects are well-funded. In practice, many rely on a small group of maintainers.
That is why the PHP Foundation is launching. Its mission:
The PHP Foundation will be a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the long life and prosperity of the PHP language..
PHP is vital to the functioning of governments, schools, non-profits, private companies, public companies, and much more. If your organization relies on PHP, I'd encourage you to make a contribution.
Large open source projects like PHP need meaningful, long-term support. I remain very passionate about how to make Open Source production more sustainable, more fair, more egalitarian, and more cooperative. It will be interesting to see how the PHP Foundation develops.
— Dries Buytaert
Dries Buytaert is an Open Source advocate and technology executive. More than 10,000 people are subscribed to his blog. Sign up to have new posts emailed to you or subscribe using RSS. Write to Dries Buytaert at firstname.lastname@example.org.