Digital • Infrastructure • Fund

Digital Infrastructure
Research and Development

Creating a sustainable future for the technology that powers our world

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Digital Infrastructure

Digital infrastructure is the code, policies, and standards powering the technology that permeates every aspect of life, such as hospitals, banking, and social media.

This infrastructure is under-maintained and undermined in ways that often favor corporate and government interests over the needs of the public.

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We’re creating a community of researchers and practitioners to better understand the problem and to work together toward our common goal: a commons of technology, sustainably developed and maintained, for the benefit of everyone.

Our partners fund work in this space regularly. If you’d like to propose a project or join our funding partners, contact us using the form below, and we’ll be in touch.

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February 16th 2022 +00:00 pm

Digital Infrastructure Community Call - February

Regular, open call for digital infrastructure project updates, news, questions and goings on.

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November 2nd 2021 +00:00 pm

Digital Infrastructure Community Call - November

Regular, open call for digital infrastructure project updates, news, questions and goings on.

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September 14th 2021 +00:00 pm

Digital Infrastructure Community Call - September

Regular, open call for digital infrastructure project updates, news, questions and goings on.

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Tech For Forests Survey

May 16th 2022By Narrira Lemos de Souza, Luciana Ferreira, Márcia Nóbrega, and Bruno Rigonato

Tech For Forests Survey Are you a developer involved with free/open-sou…

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Regional Open Source Software Communities: The View From Dhaka, Bangladesh

March 30th 2022By Anushah Hossain

Regional Open Source Software Communities: The View From Dhaka, Banglad…

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Projects

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Mapping the co-production of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms

To what extent are F/OSS projects supported by waged labor, and how does this affect project cohesion and sustainability?

Mapping the co-production of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms This research project, which focuses on the sustainability of…

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Mapping the co-production of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms

Research 'One-Pager'

Mathieu O’Neil, Laure Muselli, Mahin Raissi, Stefano Zacchiroli

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Mapping the co-production of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms

Mapping the co-production of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms

Mathieu O’Neil, Laure Muselli, Mahin Raissi, Stefano Zacchiroli

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Mapping the co-production of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms

The coproduction of open source software by volunteers and big tech firms

Mathieu O’Neil, Laure Muselli, Mahin Raissi, Stefano Zacchiroli

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Our funders

Building toward a more diverse and well-funded ecosystem for critical digital infrastructure, the Ford Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation came together in 2018 to fund thirteen research projects that fill gaps in understanding of how digital infrastructure is built, maintained, and sustained.

To continue to advance this agenda, Ford Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Mozilla, Omidyar Network and Open Society Foundations launched a 2020 Digital Infrastructure RFP to further study the maintenance of digital infrastructure.

Alfred P. Sloan FoundationFord FoundationMozilla FoundationOmidyar NetworkOpen Society Foundations

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