The nonprofit mother organisation Sourcefabric z.ú. was founded in 2010 to pursue the goal of supporting independent journalism worldwide through open source digital newsroom solutions. Sourcefabric z.ú. is largely funded through donations and project-related funding.
In 2013, daughter company Sourcefabric GmbH (registered in Germany) was established to focus on the management and further development of our commercial products and services.
In 2015, Sourcefabric Ventures s.r.o (registered in the Czech Republic) was set-up as a second daughter company of Sourcefabric z.ú. with a focus on enabling commercial spin-offs and other innovation projects. The first spin-off was Booktype GmbH (registered in Germany), which was also set-up in 2015, focussing entirely on the further development of the software and services around Booktype.
All profits from Sourcefabric daughter companies are used exclusively to support the nonprofit mission of Sourcefabric z.ú.
Sourcefabric relies on the support of private donors and public institutions to carry out our mission. Our fundraising objectives are intended to enable continued development and maintenance of open source tools for media, research and development activities in innovative and experimental new tools and methods. We implement both core and experimental tools in independent media organisations in countries where the development of independent journalism requires external support.
Sourcefabric is headed up by our Managing Director, Sava Tatić and is governed by external boards. Our Board of Directors ensure that we stay true to our mission and carry out quality work in an efficient and effective manner. Our Board of Supervisors make sure we manage our resources efficiently and stay in line with our nonprofit status.
Due to the nonprofit nature of our organisation, there are no shareholders. All of the profits from our daughter companies flow back to Sourcefabric z.ú., the nonprofit parent organisation, to help continue to develop open source software for media organisations. This means that the money we gain from any of our services is reinvested in Sourcefabric to continue developing additional and improved code.