Email newsletter on 1 February 2024: Meet STF in Brussels – 5 teams in next Contribute Back Challenges round – GStreamer & ActivityPub Testsuite Investments
Happy new year! We’re starting 2024 with a bang and announcing several new open source infrastructure technologies on which the Sovereign Tech Fund is commissioning work. We’re excited to support these maintainers and FOSS communities, and to continue strengthening the foundational software of our shared digital infrastructure.
Contribute Back Challenges Round 2
Five FOSS teams selected for the 2nd round of STF's Contribute Back Challenges! The projects are receiving a total of €858,560 for their work in 3 areas.
Improving FOSS Developer Tooling
An open source tool for managing data science environments in collaborative teams.
Build system and package manager for the Haskell programming language
Documenting accurate compatibility data for web technologies and maintaining tools that support this documentation
Securing FOSS Software Production
cyclonedx-rust-cargo is emerging as the standard for creating Software Bill of Materials for the Rust ecosystem and the CycloneDX standard
FOSS Infrastructure Documentation
The projects and technologies in which STF invests sometimes share updates about the work they’re accomplishing with our support. Hear from the FOSS maintainers and communities directly:
- OpenWebDocs: https://openwebdocs.org/content/posts/thanks-2023/
- Prossimo (Rustls): https://www.memorysafety.org/blog/rustls-performance/
- Python Package Index (PyCA Cryptography): https://blog.trailofbits.com/2024/01/25/we-build-x-509-chains-so-you-dont-have-to/
- Rubygems: https://blog.rubygems.org/2023/12/14/trusted-publishing.html