View the June 2014 major update of  The Value of a Common Foundation 2.0  (English PDF)
El Valor de una Fundación Comunitaria 2.0 (en Español PDF)

La Valeur d'une Fondation "Open" 2.0 (en Français PDF)

The initial document, published in April 2012  The Value of a Common Foundation: The Case for Apereo 1.0 (English PDF)


The Apereo Foundation is a vibrant and value-driven organization. Apereo has a noteworthy history celebrating two strong organizations, the Sakai Foundation and Jasig. Most significantly, our incubation process - reshaped after considerable community consultation - is about to graduate its first software communities. The process is providing benefits for both projects, in terms of structured support in their early stages, and adopters, in terms of clarity around the steps young projects have taken to guarantee Intellectual Property Rights, and build a sustaining community.

As part of the process of exploring a potential merger of the Sakai Foundation and Jasig, the two organizations produced a joint statement of their common values. It was - and remains - our intention to periodically add to this document as we developed the new organization, the Apereo Foundation. Eighteen months after that merger, Apereo has made significant progress towards realizing its mission: providing a framework for communities to work together to sustain software supporting the delivery of the academic mission. This edition of our values statement brings minor amendments and updates to the first two sections of the document. The final section of this document begins to draw lessons from this early experience.

Learn more about Apereo by viewing our brochure.