New Survey Findings Provide “Funder Perspectives on Open Infrastructure”
A recently conducted a survey to better understand funder perspectives with respect to supporting open infrastructure. Sixteen organizations completed the questionnaire, evenly split between ORFG members and other funding bodies. The results suggest an underlying support for open initiatives and the infrastructure buttressing these activities. This is tempered by reservations about how best to discern and smartly invest in open infrastructure projects.
The ORFG plans to review the findings and chart a defined engagement path on open infrastructure over the second half of 2018.
Eight ORFG Members:
- Arcadia Fund
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Helmsley Charitable Trust
- James S. McDonnell Foundation
- Laura and John Arnold Foundation
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Sloan Foundation
- Wellcome Trust(
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Austrian Science Fund Community
- Foundation for the Twin Tiers
- Kenneth Rainin Foundation
- Siegel Family Endowment
- Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance William
- Flora Hewlett Foundation
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.