About

Standard C++ Foundation

Goals and Purpose

Standard C++ Foundation is a Washington 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to support the C++ software developer community and promote the understanding and use of modern Standard C++ on all compilers and platforms.

In particular, two near-term goals of that mission are:

  1. To promote dissemination of correct and up-to-date information about modern C++.
  2. To promote greater availability of high-quality C++ libraries, including both standard libraries (by reducing barriers to submitting and adopting libraries in Standard C++ itself) and community libraries (by having an organized, and ideally tool-supported, way for C++ developers to discover and use libraries).

The Foundation is funded by sponsor members, book royalties, and in the future possibly other sources. It uses these funds primarily for isocpp.org website development and maintenance expenses, and in the future possibly in other ways that benefit the C++ community such as commissioning new articles or sponsoring conferences.

The Foundation also serves to hold copyright, or a license, to all contributed contents of this site. Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley) has generously agreed to contribute extensive copyrighted book material to be made publicly available on this site and extended by wiki contributions. Reciprocally, we want to be able to authorize publishers like Pearson to republish such updated wiki contents, such as to produce revised C++ FAQs print books or e-books, which benefits the community by making the material also available in a convenient offline format that further helps disseminate accurate information about C++. Some entity has to exist to hold the license to the wiki contributions, and to execute an author’s agreement with Pearson to license Pearson to republish the material.

Directors and Officers

The directors and [officers] of the Foundation are as follows.

  • Chandler Carruth (Google) [Treasurer]
  • Beman Dawes (Boost)
  • Stefanus Du Toit [Secretary]
  • Bjarne Stroustrup (Texas A&M University)
  • Herb Sutter (Microsoft) [Chairman, President]
  • Michael Wong (IBM) [Vice President]

 


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