Martin Michlmayr published two reports on Free Software Foundations:
Growing Open Source Projects with a Stable Foundation
This primer covers non-technical aspects that the majority of projects
will have to consider at some point. It also explains how FOSS
foundations can help projects grow and succeed.
This primer explains:
What issues and areas to consider
How other projects and foundations have approached these topics
What FOSS foundations bring to the table
How to choose a FOSS foundation
The research report describes the findings of the research and aims to
help understand the operations and challenges FOSS foundations face.
This report covers topics such as:
Role and activities of foundations
Challenges faced and gaps in the service offerings
Operational aspects, including reasons for starting an org
and choice of jurisdiction
Trends, such as the "foundation in a foundation" model
Recommendations for different stakeholders
These are really good reads to determine what kind of foundation we
would like to join or create.