Open Digital Infrastructure

Open Digital Infrastructure represents the set of open-source code, standards and knowledge assets that digital building blocks like software libraries, compilers, communication or network protocols are composed of.

They are created by individuals, volunteer communities, in research institutions and SMEs or other corporate environments. Together, they form a foundation of free and public code that is designed to solve common challenges – firstly, in programming, but when applied, also to provide a multitude of core functions for society.

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Digital Infrastructure Insights Fund

Open Calls &
Research Commissions


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.

Projects RfP#3

Find the detailed press release about the RfP#3 project selection here.
All prior research findings and descriptions of former grantee projects can be found here.

Review Board 2024 RFP

Cailean Osborne Oxford Internet Institute/Linux Foundation
Duane O’ Brien Capital One/ Jumpsuit Wizard
Fiona Krakenbürger Sovereign Tech Fund
Gurshabad Grover Progressive International/ Article 19
Jack Hardinges Independent Consultant/ Data Empowerment Fund
Jon Starr NUMFocus, ossci
Julia Ferraioli Amazon Web Services
Kaitlin Thaney Invest in Open Infrastructure
Lea Gimpel Digital Public Goods Alliance
Liz Henry Borealis Philanthropy (DIF x Tech Fund)/  Mozilla
Luis Villa tidelift
Matt Germonprez CHAOSS/ U of Omaha
maxigas critical infrastructure lab
Melanie Dulong de Rosnay CNRS-CIS/ NGICommons
Renata Avilá Open Knowledge Foundation
Robin Berjon Protocol Labs
Sofía Celi brave
Stewart Scott Atlantic Council

Review Board 2023 RFP

Abby Cabunoc Mayes Github
Alyssa Wright Bloomberg/ Sustain
Britt Paris Rutgers U
Cailean Osborne Oxford U/ Linux Foundation
Duane O´Brien Independent Consultant
Eirini Malliaraki Deep Science Ventures
Gurshabad Grover Progressive International/
Public Interest Technology Group
Jon Starr NUMFocus, ossci
Julia Ferraioli Open Source Stories
Kaitlin Thaney Invest in Open Infrastructure
Lea Gimpel DPGA
Liz Henry Borealis Philanthropy
Matt Germonprez CHAOSS
Maxigas critical infrastructure lab
Nadia Asparouhova Independent Researcher
Ruth Ikegah CHAOSS Africa/ Bitergia
Sivan Pätsch Open Forum Europe
Sofia Celi brave