Starting from October 2017, the SOFA Consortium will be officially incubated and hosted in the Fondation Inria, through the InriaSoft action. The mission of the action InriaSoft is to sustain, industrialize and distribute major scientific software arising from research at Inria.

In this non-profit organization, 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. As part of the SOFA Consortium staff, we are therefore working on on code maintenance, quality improvement, release management, community animation and one long-term development (currently the SOFA-NG project).