Established in April 2004, The Eigenbase Project is a California
nonprofit public benefit corporation; its mission is to support the
design, development, standardization, and promotion of high-quality
open source software for data management. Its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
public charity status has been approved by the IRS, so donations to
the project are tax-deductible. All software contributed to the
project is made available to the general public under OSI-approved licensing.
Eigenbase encourages high-quality contributions, both from volunteers
in the open source community and from the software industry.
The project's nonprofit incorporation provides a number of benefits:
The goals and existence of the project are kept independent from the
diverse activities, aims, and lifetimes of its participants.
The project cannot be co-opted for the non-public benefit of
Intellectual property rights are well-defined for all software
Participants are protected by limited liability laws.
Damian Black serves as director for Eigenbase. Damian is a veteran of the
Software Infrastructure industry, with a career spanning over 29
years. He started off at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories Europe
where he worked on the fusion of logic programming, object-oriented
and relational database systems before moving to work in consulting,
sales then general management positions. Damian is also the CEO of
Edan Kabatchnik serves as vice president for Eigenbase. Edan's
20-year Silicon Valley career in enterprise software includes
positions at Oracle, Eventus, Sprout Group, RelayHealth, and Fourth
Fleet in roles spanning from lead developer through CTO and Vice
President of Product Development, which is his current role at
The Eigenbase Project
P.O. Box 2184
El Granada, CA 94018