Last week, the DPG Alliance published the Digital Public Goods Standard 1.0. The Standard is a set of specifications and guidelines designed to maximize consensus about whether something conforms to the definition of digital public good laid out by the UN Secretary General in the 2020 Roadmap to Digital Cooperation: open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices, do no harm, and help attain the SDGs.
Nominate a Project
We are now working to apply these standards to projects in order to identify digital public goods and test the submission process. We would like to invite you to share and/or nominate prospective digital public goods through this form.
For project owners this process will take about 15-30 minutes, for third party nominators this will take you anywhere between 5-50 minutes depending on your familiarity with the project.
We highly encourage nominations by people who are not directly connected to the project, however the final section of the submission must be completed by someone authorized to speak on behalf of the project. If you are nominating on behalf of a project, please complete the initial 2 sections and then either contact an appropriate individual to finalize the application or submit the application without the final section and we will follow-up with the project.
Nominating projects is a great way to both recognize the quality of an open source project and to support the DPG Alliance.
Projects that are assessed through this process will be officially considered a Digital Public Good, showcased on the website and may be eligible for additional recognition and support.
Additionally, each project submitted through this form helps us to test, improve and perfect the process so that we can continue to build a large, public repository of digital public goods.
You can read more about The DPG Alliance in this earlier post “Introducing the DPG Alliance”.
We look forward to receiving more information about your project, or projects in your network, and to increasing the prominence of open source projects that contribute positively to the world.
Co-Lead, DPG Alliance