Nix and NixOS are built by its community.

RFC Process

The "RFC" (request for comments) process is intended to provide a consistent and controlled path for new features to enter the Nix language, packages and OS, so that all community can be confident about the direction the ecosystem is evolving in.

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RFC Steering Committee

Responsible for forming an RFC Shepherd team from the available nominations on each RFC, which is then responsible for accepting or rejecting a specific RFC.

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Security Team

Security is a priority for the NixOS community. In addition to community-sourced developments, NixOS has a dedicated team, to look into privately reported security issues.

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Infrastructure Team

The responsibility of this team is to provide infrastructure for the Nix and NixOS community.

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NixOS Release Team

A team that twice a year manages a release of NixOS. It is responsible the entire release process from setting the roadmap to uploading the artifacts.

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NixCon Team

A team that helps organize NixCon, a conference for the Nix and NixOS community.

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Marketing Team

Its main responsibility is this website and the content on it. Apart from the team looks for ways to help and improve general communication of the project.

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Discourse Team

It configures and moderates the Discourse forum.

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NixOS Foundation

Board members:

  • Eelco Dolstra - Chairman
  • Armijn Hemel - Secretary
  • Rob Vermaas - Treasurer

The mission!

The mission of the foundation is to support the Nix ecosystem's infrastructure, and projects implementing the purely functional deployment model.

In particular, the foundation supports Nix, Nixpkgs, NixOS, and operates:

  • - the NixOS binary cache, containing over 120TB of prebuilt Nix packages.
  • - a Nix build farm, consisting of hundreds of macOS, x86-64 (Linux) and aarch64 (Linux) build cores. Hydra executes over 350,000 builds each week.

The NixOS Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation at the Chamber of commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The KvK number is 63520583.