Jobs @ STF; Reproducible Builds, coreutils, Domain; Maintainer Fellowship Survey

By Powen Shiah

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Email newsletter on 18 March 2024: Three opportunities to work at STF – investments in Reproducible Builds, coreutils, Domain – Surveying maintainers about a fellowship program

This month, in addition to announcing open source infrastructure technologies that the Sovereign Tech Fund is commissioning work on, we also have three open positions on our program team to highlight.

We've created a short survey for maintainers to collect input for a fellowship pilot program.

If you’d like to find out about these updates as they happen, you can find the Sovereign Tech Fund on MastodonLinkedIn, Twitter, and Bluesky.


New Investments

We’re excited to be working with these maintainers and FOSS communities, and to support the software that forms the foundation of our shared digital infrastructure.

Jobs @ STF

We’re looking for new people to join our team and strengthen digital infrastructure in the public interest! We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

If you know people who might be interested, please share these jobs with them! The listings will remain online until we have filled it, and we post all positions on our jobs page.

Help us out spreading the word by amplifying these posts on social media:

Mastodon | LinkedIn | Twitter | Bluesky

Maintainer Survey: FOSS Fellowship

We’re seeking input for the design of a pilot for a fellowship program, through which we would pay for the work of maintainers. With this pilot, we want to test a support mechanism that addresses structural issues in the ecosystem, and support open source maintainers who work on open digital infrastructure in the public interest.

If you maintain open source projects yourself, we would be very grateful if you could take ten minutes and respond to the survey:

Take the survey

STF out and about

The STF team raises awareness about how important open source digital technologies are. Here are some opportunities we’ve had to talk about STF’s mission and how we’re implementing it.

  • FOSS Backstage in Berlin, Germany: “Freedom vs. Sustainable Business” panel (Fiona Krakenbürger) – video in English
  • CEPS Ideas Lab in Brussels, Belgium: “Should the EU create a Sovereign Tech Fund on AI and digital commons?” panel (Adriana Groh)
  • DecompileD in Dresden, Germany: “Empowering Digital Sovereignty and Resilience through Open Source” keynote (Mirko Swillus)
  • Bitkom Open Source Working Group: “The Future of Open Source — Fair” (Fiona Krakenbürger)
  • SXSW in Austin, Government & Civic Engagement (Adriana Groh)
  • #DigitalDabei with the Bavarian Digital Ministry: “Open Source and Public Support” (Adriana Groh) – video in German
  • On 10 April 2024, Adriana Groh will speak with Nesta, UK's innovation agency for social good: Why digital infrastructure should be a government priority 

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