This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of March 11, 2024.

Resolution 2024-03-11.js.1: Gentoo Linux as an associated project


  1. Gentoo Linux is a substantial and significant free/libre open source software project providing a source-based Linux distribution with a particular focus on flexibility.

  2. The Gentoo Linux project would like SPI's support and assistance, including accepting donations, holding funds, paying for project expenses, holding substantial and intangible assets, signing contracts, accounting, auditing, and legal assistance.


  1. Gentoo Linux 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. Robin Johnson is recognised by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI Liaison for Gentoo Linux, with Andreas K. Hüttel serving as a deputy contact in cases where the liaison is unavailable. Successors will be appointed by a vote of the Gentoo Council.

  3. If the last known SPI Liaison or deputy for Gentoo Linux is unreachable 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.