[logback-user] Announcing investment by the Sovereign Tech Fund

logback users list logback-user at qos.ch
Fri May 12 19:56:19 CEST 2023

Hello all,

In addition to preexisting support from companies such as Google, Exolab
and Spotify R&D, we are excited to announce a sustained and multi-year
investment from the Sovereign Tech Fund (STF) for the maintenance and
improvement of logback, SLF4J and reload4j projects [1].

In 2006, we founded the SLF4J and logback projects and continue to
maintain them until this day. Cumulatively, the artifacts of these two
projects are downloaded over 4 billion times per year. Given the sheer
volume of users, maintaining the SLF4J and logback projects can be
rather time consuming.

In 2022, we started the reload4j project with the goal of fixing
critical security issues in log4j 1.x.

We wish to continue providing the most reliable, fast and flexible
logging framework for Java developers and heartily thank the STF for
choosing to invest in our projects.

The Sovereign Tech Fund supports the development, improvement and
maintenance of digital infrastructure. Their goal is to sustainably
strengthen the open source ecosystem, with a focus on security,
resilience, technological diversity, and the people behind the projects.

As Cailean Osborne aptly put it [2]: “As one of the first governmental
funds dedicated to OSS, the STF is spearheading a critical shift in how
governments invest in the long-term viability of OSS and digital public

In our own experience, even the tiniest token of support counts. It goes
without saying that a larger multi-year investment counts all the more.
We would like to express our gratitude to  the Sovereign Tech Fund for
their support and for paving the way for this historical change.

[1] https://tinyurl.com/stfLogback
[2] https://tinyurl.com/stfCaileanOsborne

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