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Re: FYI on National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Opportunity: Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems program

From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 19:46:39 -0500
Message-ID: <CAGJKSNSyRiZGASdmU-xQCFCzihBy7UdfcOcEi4px7zFyk0E31w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John, Anil" <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>, Kaliya Hamlin <kaliya@identitywoman.net>, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Christopher Allen <christophera@lifewithalacrity.com>
Anil,
This is fantastic.  Thank you for sharing with the community!  I am sure
many have their gears turning right now.

Mike Prorock
mesur.io

On Fri, Feb 25, 2022, 18:00 John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov> wrote:

> I’ve been part of multiple conversations over the years with some of you
> that goes something like this … “It is just as important to fund entities
> that can build, support and sustain test suites, open source projects,
> tooling etc. as it is to fund companies working to build capabilities and
> solve problems”
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> To which my response has been “I understand your point, but I am
> constrained by my remit in that anything that I fund has to show a direct
> line benefit to my organization. So while I seek to fund work that sits at
> the Venn of what my org needs, what the technical community needs, and
> public interest, directly funding only basic science in the public
> interest, as much as I would want to, is really not something within my
> remit.”
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> For those of you, and you know who you are, I just came across a new
> program that is being started by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
> that may have an answer to your needs. See below ..
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> NSF is introducing a new program called “Pathways to Enable Open-Source
> Ecosystems” (POSE).  The purpose of the program is to harness the power of
> open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to
> problems of national and societal importance. Many NSF-funded research
> projects result in publicly accessible, modifiable, and distributable
> open-sourced software, hardware or data platforms that catalyze further
> innovation. *The goal of the POSE program is to fund new OSE managing
> organizations, each responsible for the creation and maintenance of
> infrastructure needed for efficient and secure operation of an OSE based
> around a specific open-source product or class of products.* The early
> and intentional formation of such managing organizations is expected to
> ensure more secure open-source products, increased coordination of
> developer contributions, and a more focused route to impactful technologies.
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> https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/pathways-enable-open-source-ecosystems-pose
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> Take a look and apply if you think it can help your ecosystem!
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> Best Regards,
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> Anil
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> Anil John
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> Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
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> Science and Technology Directorate
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> US Department of Homeland Security
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> Washington, DC, USA
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