The Handshake project recognizes the work of the Free and Open Source Software community that’s helped get the internet to where it is today. To thank them for their efforts, the Handshake project raised $10.2MM USD from project sponsors to pledge to FOSS.
Pledge recipients include Apache Software Foundation, Internet Archive, OpenSSL project, FSF, GNOME, and many others
Project sponsors include a16z, Sequoia Capital, Greylock, IDEO Colab, Founders Fund, SV Angel, and dozens of others
See a more comprehensive list of the organizations and their allocated HNS here.
For Handshake to be successful, it will take a global community effort that recognizes the work of the past and builds upon it into the future.
Handshake won't work everywhere until DNS providers resolve its domains and browsers trust it as a root certificate. Handshake is controlled by no one but can be enhanced by anyone — everyone is a Director of Handshake — and a strong engaged community of open-internet citizens is necessary to build momentum for wide adoption of Handshake.
Handshake is controlled by no one but can be enhanced by anyone
Note you’ll need to buy HNS coins to get your name.
Share Handshake with the communities and brands you’re involved in so they can claim their names too, or win your friends' names and gift it to them. You can also visit the original Handshake page, check out Handshake's source code, and/or join the Namer Community!