Announcing the Open Source Software Virtual Incubator - mini-grants up to $10K or larger ($100K+) grants

Plaintext Group (from Schmidt Futures) is launching the Open Source Software Virtual Incubator. We want to source the most ambitious and innovative ideas to systemically improve the sustainability of the OSS ecosystem. Selected proposals may receive mini-grants up to $10K or larger ($100K+) grants. Apply here: GitHub - PlaintextGroup/oss-virtual-incubator: We are seeking to support the most ambitious and innovative ideas to systemically improve the sustainability of the OSS ecosystem. Submit your idea or view other ideas here.

Rather than a traditional RFP process, where the submissions are private, we hope a public submission process creates a resource for the entire community to give feedback on, improve, and collect proposals together. Ideas can range from (but are not limited to) research proposals to specific technical improvements to institution-building to policy ideas. Apply today! Feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Amazing project. Can we send you a proposal for solving the financial sustainability in FOSS projects? Is there a guideline for presenting the idea?

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Yes – there’s a proposal template that you can fill out and then make a PR. See GitHub - PlaintextGroup/oss-virtual-incubator: We are seeking to support the most ambitious and innovative ideas to systemically improve the sustainability of the OSS ecosystem. Submit your idea or view other ideas here. !

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