Free and Open-Source Software

Encouraging innovation through collaboration

MacStadium proudly sponsors developers of open source projects for the Apple platform, including macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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Innovation through open source

Tremendously important innovation on Apple products is happening through free and open source software. That’s why we are committed to supporting open source tools that benefit the growth of the Mac developer community. Through strategic partnerships and our open source program, we are proud to be the backbone behind many of the tools developers use every day.


Build on genuine Apple hardware

We know it can be challenging to find resources to support an open source project for Mac. MacStadium sponsors over 100 free and open-source projects by providing access to a Mac mini for building and testing on macOS.


Access the newest Apple silicon

MacStadium provides Apple silicon Mac minis to approved open-source program members. We want to help important community projects make the move to Apple silicon.


Supporting the Apple developer ecosystem

Supporting the Apple developer ecosystem, one open-source project at a time. We're proud to sponsor projects that grow and improve the Apple developer ecosystem.

Sponsored Open-Source Projects

We’re proud to provide Mac servers to these free and open source projects. Check them out and support their work.

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What's considered open source?

Software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify and enhance is considered open source. For our program, eligible free and open source projects must meet the following requirements:


Active owner or lead contributor. You must be a project lead or a regular contributor, and you are not paid to work on the project.


Not commercially funded. The project may not receive the majority of its funding from commercial companies or organizations.


Free software for users. The project does not offer paid versions of the open source software; however, the project may provide paid support, consulting, or training services.


Established and maintained. The open source project has been in development for a minimum of three months and updated builds are released on a regular basis.

Interested in participating in the FOSS program?

Join the waitlist to get notified when new openings become available.


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