Good to see, surprised GitLab isn’t part of the foundation.
It’s unfortunate, but not entirely surprising (at least to me). If I’m not mistaken GitLab sponsored very few projects while I was still there; or at least the only one I can remember is Rouge. In general it always felt a bit like GitLab took more from FOSS than it gave back.
I was surprised that it was not a 501(c)(3), but a 501(c)(6), which I had never seen before.
Then I searched further and found this:
“501(c)(3) organizations must serve the public. 501(c)(6) organizations are formed to serve their members.”
I guess that makes sense, but I thought it was interesting to point this out.
I’m confused that the Rails Foundation only has a license to the Rails trademark and does not get it assigned.
An exclusive license though. Meaning, they are going to decide who can use and who cannot (coff coff Ruby Central) the Rails trademark.