Boost Foundation Board of Directors Home Page

After being a project of Software Freedom Conservancy for over a decade, Boost has spun-off into it owns 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation name Boost Foundation. We are forever grateful to Software Freedom Conservancy for their support and guidance to achieve this milestone.

Boost Foundation Board of Directors will now assume the role that was filled by the Boost Steering Committee.

The Board's Role in the Boost Community:
In the Boost community decisions have always been made by consensus and individual members have shown leadership by stepping forward to do what they felt needed to be done. Boost has not suffered from a lack of leadership or volunteer participation.
It is not the role of the Board of Directors to inhibit this kind of spontaneous leadership and action, which has served Boost and the wider C++ community so well.
On the contrary, it is the role of the Board to facilitate community-based leadership and decision making. The role of the Board is to be able to commit the organization to specific action either where funds are required or where consensus cannot be reached, but a decision must be made.

  • The Boards conducts most of its business online rather than meeting face to face.
  • There is one face to face meeting each year at C++Now.
  • You can make a request of the Board at any time through the public email list available here.
Board of Directors
  • Members serve two year terms, which end during C++Now.
  • Current members:
    • Terms expiring in 2022:
      • Glen Fernandes
      • Hartmut Kaiser
      • Zach Laine, chair
    • Terms expiring in 2023:
      • David Sankel
      • Jon Kalb
      • Louis Dionne
      • Michael Caisse
Boost Foundation Officers
  • Board of Directors, Chair: Zach Laine
  • Executive Directors: Jon Kalb
  • Secretary: Michael Caisse
  • Treasurer: Michael Caisse
  • Conference Chair: Jon Kalb
  • Conference Manager: Bob Steagall
  • Director of Summer of Code: David Bellot