Going faster and further together for the development of SOFA


The SOFA Consortium aims at gathering partners understanding they have a shared interest in improving SOFA. These partners are therefore willing to contribute to adequate staffing of the consortium through membership fees to deliver increasingly better versions of SOFA.

Administratively hosted by as a non-profit action at Inria, the established missions of the SOFA Consortium staff focus on:


ommunity animation
  • Organization of Governance Committees
  • Organization of developers’ meeting
  • Promote all SOFA achievements
  • Free forum support

uality improvement
  • Release management
  • Document SOFA
  • Make the open-source core more stable and robust

ode maintenance
  • Continuous Integration
  • Review of contributions on GitHub

  • one or more long-term development,
    depending on financial support
    (donation & memberships)


The Consortium relies on two steering committees:

Executive Committee

This committee appraises the proper functioning and the management conducted by the SOFA Consortium. Regarding the financial status of the Consortium, the Executive Committee decides on evolutions of the membership contract. Considering the recommendations submitted by the Scientific & Technical Committee, this committee also defines the communication policy and the priority of the Consortium.

The Executive Committee includes:

  • one representative for each Strategic Partner
  • one representative of the Coordinator: Inria
  • one scientific representative
  • one representative of the Scientific & Technical Committee
Scientific & Technical Committee

This committee is in charge of the federation and coordination of development actions in the SOFA community. It defines the technical roadmap twice a year, validate the contribution rules, the GitHub reviewer team and discuss every technical point in SOFA. This committee submits recommendation to the Executive Committee.

The Scientific & Technical Committee includes:

  • one representative for each Strategic Partner
  • one representative for each Technical Member
  • one representative of the Coordinator: Inria

Next STC#16
15-17th November 2023, in Paris

SOFA Consortium Staff

Hugo Talbot

Hugo Talbot

  • Manages the steering committees
  • Fosters the growth of the ecosystem
  • Supports the SOFA community
  • Manages the SOFA communication

Paul Baksic

Paul Baksic

  • Builds technical solutions for SOFA
  • Aminisitrates the CI/CD tools
  • Supports the SOFA community
  • Robotic expert

SOFA Consortium Members

Strategic Partners


Technical Member




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