The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) aims to increase the quality and quantity of contributions to the content creation industry’s open source software base and to provide a neutral forum to coordinate cross-project efforts. Hosted projects and the technical talent who work on them are at the core of the ASWF mission and overall industry success. Having the backing of an open source Foundation has many attractive benefits, yet there may be some confusion as to how it all works. In this talk, we’ll hear from the ASWF and representatives from a recently adopted project. This panel will discuss the benefits and possible challenges of becoming a hosted project and what the process looks like from start to finish.