Parrot Foundation

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Parrot Foundation
Parrot Foundation logo.png
Motto Parrot speaks your language
Formation June 2008
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Help promote the development of the Parrot process virtual machine (Parrot VM) and related source code
Headquarters United States
Region served
Jerry Gay
Key people
Allison Randal, Will Coleda
Website Parrot Foundation

The Parrot Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the United States established under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

It was formed in June 2008[1] to help promote the development of the Parrot process virtual machine (Parrot VM) and related source code. In addition, it provides a means for companies and organizations to provide funding to Parrot VM related activities. It also licenses the Parrot VM and protects the Parrot VM intellectual property.

Parrot Foundation has been part of Google Code-In and Google Summer of Code,[2] which involve mentoring high school and college age students and teaching them how to successfully contribute to Free and Open source software.

Board of directors[edit]

The Parrot Foundation has a board of directors, elected each year by the voting members of the foundation. The current board consists of:

Voting membership[edit]

In order to become a voting member of the Parrot Foundation, the following conditions must be met:

  • Make at least two contributions to the project
  • Nomination by at least two existing voting members
  • Submittal of a signed contributor license agreement[3]


The following companies have donated or sponsored Parrot Foundation:[4]

Advisory board[edit]

Current Advisory Board[5]


External links[edit]