17 July, 2016

Funding digital infrastructure — Medium

Funding digital infrastructure — Medium:

This week, a group of funders got together in Philadelphia, for the first time, to discuss software infrastructure.
We had a range of funders in the room, from philanthropic foundations (Ford FoundationSloan FoundationMedia Democracy Fund) to software foundations (ex. Mozilla Open Source SupportLinux Core Infrastructure Initiative) to funders with a more private (Union Square Ventures) or public (Open Technology Fund) flavor.
I was keenly aware, coming into the conversation, that we all had very different backgrounds and even definitions of the problem. It turns out we had more in common than I realized.

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