This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of April 10, 2023.

Resolution 2023-03-31.zv.1: Compile Farm as an Associated Project


  1. Compile Farm is a substantial and significant Free Software project. The Compile Farm project helps free software developers to build, test, and debug their code. To this end, the project maintains machines with a wide variety of architectures and operating systems.

  2. Compile Farm developers would like SPI's support and assistance, including accepting donations and holding funds, holding substantial and intangible assets, and legal assistance.


  1. Compile Farm is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

  2. Zach van Rijn is recognised by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for Compile Farm. Successors will be appointed by vote by the core team. The SPI Board reserves the right to break ties.

  3. If the last known SPI liaison for Compile Farm is missing in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive years the associated project is deemed defunct.

  4. In such a circumstance, the SPI Board will, in its good-faith discretion, proceed as follows: the Board will identify one or more other SPI associated projects or 501(c)(3) charities which can accept the project's assets and use them for a similar purpose, and transfer the assets to the identified destination or destinations as feasible. Assets for which no such transfer can be arranged within a reasonable time will become part of the SPI general fund.

  5. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.