The Yorba Foundation is a non-profit organization that develops and maintains free and open-source software projects. The foundation was founded in 2006 and its headquarters are based in California, United States. Its mission is to make quality, easy-to-use software that is open and accessible to all, and it focuses on developing software for personal productivity, digital photography and other applications for personal use.
The Yorba Foundation is known for developing the popular open-source photo management software, "Shotwell", which is widely used by Linux users, as well as its other projects such as the "Geary" email client and the "California" calendar application. All Yorba's software is built with a user-centered design approach and have been praised for its ease-of-use, elegance and overall quality.
The Yorba Foundation is a community-driven organization, it relies on the contributions of developers, translators, documenters, testers and other volunteers, it is supported by individual donors, foundations and corporate sponsors to keep its free software available and actively developed.
Yorba Foundation is one of the most active open-source organizations and one of the best examples of the power of the open-source development model, it creates software that is open, accessible and designed to empower individual users.