Over the next few months, we’ll be working to interview project leads, budget holders, and funders invested in open infrastructure to learn more about the underlying development and maintenance costs for leading infrastructure projects, map existing sources of funding and capital, and examine additional sources of information to further inform funders and drie adoption of these tools and systems.
In order to support decision making within the open infrastructure landscape, we are proposing three distinct areas of development and exploration.
This is designed to examine the current state of publicly available fiscal data (funding information for OI projects as well as their spending information) as well as the “hidden” or under-reported costs of open infrastructure.
Areas of focus:
- Development of a framework and criteria to assess & describe open infrastructure;
- An exploration and audit of the status-quo of public fiscal & organizational data;
- Investigation into the “hidden” costs of operating open infrastructures & points of resource scarcity.
We’ll be sharing more about these pieces of work and what we’re learning over the coming weeks. For more detail, check out our Project Plan.
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