Here's another open draft to track my progress on securing funding to make the work on the Datpy project sustainable. Producing free software does not need to be done for free.
It is currently a fact of life that securing funds for free software infrastructural work is very difficult. This kind of work comes without a “business model”. Infrastructure work is however still incredibly valuable. Here's my current reading list on understanding the current reality for funding opportunities.
- ”... She identified infrastructure and public data as two of the major categories that struggle with funding....”
- Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure
NLNet Foundation “Open Call”
Awesome Foundation Rotterdam chapter
RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund