Instant Messaging Freedom, Inc.


We're a non-profit organization whose goal is to support free instant messaging software. A primary purpose of the organization is to manage the affairs of Adium, Finch, Pidgin, Vulture and libpurple. This includes accepting tax-deductible donations, paying for web hosting, graphics, web site design, etc. It also includes protecting individual developers from lawsuits related to the software. It is important to note that we exist to assist the communities in developing their software; we do not control development.

And we don't want to limit ourselves to helping only the software mentioned above. We hope to help any free instant messaging software.

See our bylaws for a more elaborate list of goals.

The board currently comprises the following individuals:

Board meetings are held at least once yearly in the XMPP conference room Only board members are allowed to participate in meetings, but anyone is welcome to sit in and watch. Non-members can provide feedback either by messaging a board member directly or through open discussion in

Previous Board Meetings
2011-04-14minutesno transcript—meeting was conducted over voice conference
2012-04-18minutesno transcript—meeting was conducted over voice conference
2013-04-15minutesaudio recording (Ogg Vorbis)
2014no meeting
2015no meeting
2016-06-07minutesno transcript or recording
2016-08-24minutesno transcript or recording
2017-09-07minutesno transcript or recording
2018-05-03minutesaudio recording (Ogg Vorbis) video recording (MPEG4)