About the Foundation for Public Code

Keys to success

This resource


  • A concise and clearly formulated definition of public code encompassing both a culture of collaboration and a technical certification
  • A ‘trust machine’ that reassures public organizations and inspires developers to participate, including a well communicated value proposition and brand
  • A mission-driven team working with a set of well documented, open processes and communicating effectively with external stakeholders
  • A governance model that establishes the public ownership of the association and provides steering mechanisms that ensure priority of the public interest
  • An open culture that both is as transparent as possible and as open to collaboration as possible