The D//F (Digital Infrastructure Insights Fund) is a multi-funder initiative by Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures and Open Collective sustaining a platform for researchers and practitioners to better understand how open digital Infrastructure is built and deployed.
We’re creating a body of research and implementation insights that advance our goal to ensure a public commons of technology, sustainably developed and maintained, for the benefit of everyone.
Following a highly successful Request for Proposals (RFP) call, the D//F funders platform is pleased to announce today the selection of 10 projects with a press release. Investigating various aspects of maintaining open digital infrastructure (better) in their research, the grantees will commence their project activities from early 2024, with project durations from 6-18 months.
(What Comes) After FOSS?
Beyond Openness, Toward the Common?
The role of open technologies in environmental research
Building Thriving African Open Source Software Communities by Translating Collective Intelligence Methods
Cutting through open washing
To what extent should open source AI systems be exempt from regulation?
Fediverse Governance Successes & Gaps
Analyzing Effective Governance and Infrastructure Gaps in Medium-to-Large Sized Servers for Enhanced Social Networking
Infrastructure in Recession
Economic impacts of tech layoffs on FOSS communities
OSS Transition Calculator
A Calculated Approach to Transitioning from Founder Models to Community-Governed Ecosystems
Strengthening City Governments
Enhancing Security, Governance, and Public Service Delivery through Open Source Promotion and Vulnerability Mitigation.
Understanding the shift away from free and Open Domain Name Servers Resolvers
All prior research findings and descriptions of former grantee projects can be found here.