The Prototype Fund supports ideas in civic tech, data literacy, data security, and software infrastructure.
With a grant of up to €30.000, software developers, hackers, and creatives can write code and develop open source prototypes over a period of six months.
The Prototype Fund is funded by the Federal Ministry for Research and Education in Germany.
The next application phase starts on August 1st 2017.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) and its members have come together to invest in core infrastructure of the Internet, providing funding for fundamental projects like OpenSSL, OpenSSH, NTPd and others. Under the guidance of the Advisory Board, CII is actively researching and identifying new projects to improve the security of the internet. CII is particularly looking for grant proposals which meet the following criteria:
- CII funded projects should benefit the open source community’s ability to deliver and maintain secure code.
- Communication security is our most critical need; funding priority should be for projects that improve and harden critical at-risk services capabilities. Embedded, IoT, Mobile, Network, Server and Web Application are all target workloads.
- Practical solutions for today’s problems are a priority. Research, for example, should be prioritized towards applied topics that will impact the development community.
- Prefer community building projects over work for hire projects.
Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) is Mozilla’s program for supporting the Open Source and Free Software movement, with a yearly budget of around $3 million. Mozilla was born out of and remains a part of this movement, and we prosper because of its technology and activism. And we know that open source software remains a key part of the Internet and is essential for the online life of choice, innovation and opportunity we seek to build.
The Foundational Technology track is open to any free software / open source project that Mozilla relies on — either embedded in our products or infrastructure, or just used to get work done.
The Mission Partners track is open to any free software / open source project that significantly furthers Mozilla’s mission to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.
Secure Open Source
The Secure Open Source (“SOS”) track supports security audits for open source software projects, and remedial work to rectify the problems found.