About the Foundation

The COIN-OR Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit educational and scientific foundation that was formed to manage the COIN-OR project.

The mission of the COIN-OR Foundation, Inc., is to create and disseminate knowledge related to all aspects of computational operations research. To accomplish this mission, the Foundation will:

  • carry out original research, development, and publication of state-of-the-art open-source software for operations research;
  • facilitate the transfer of OR technology among researchers, educators, and practioners;
  • provide a forum for publication of open-source software for operations research created by nonmembers;
  • promote the creation of open-source software for operations research by providing infrastructure to support community-driven development;
  • increase community awareness and use of OR software tools published by the Foundation;
  • work to establish open standards for data interchange and software interoperability;
  • create and disseminate educational materials relating to computational operations research;
  • develop academic peer review processes for software publication.

Structure of the Foundation

The Foundation is run by a Strategic Leadership Board (SLB) and a Technical Leadership Council (TLC), both of whose members are elected by Full Members of the Foundation. Individual projects are managed by Project Managers, who report to the TLC.