How about this for the weekend?

Earlier today we published a study showing that public services need to nurture and sustain vulnerable small projects

There are a number of attachments that we'll be uploading here soon.

Just so you're all aware: the annexes have been added (sometime last week). Enjoy reading!

@EC_OSPO I really hope this fund will be created. Sustainable funding like the would help many projects.

@EC_OSPO We also need more people in official capacity to understand open source, small projects, and similar. There's far too little understanding and far too much ignorance.

@EC_OSPO Absolutely. But speaking more specifically about open source, we need to raise awareness.

@EC_OSPO that's *very* true in the field of bioinformatics, which I'm working in. Many key open source solutions there are maintained by frighteningly small teams.
As just one example, essentially all SARS-CoV-2 variant detection that the whole world benefits from, uses or
Lineage assignments made with these tools are underlying anything from WHO statements to newspapers headlines, but look at the CoV-lineages and nextstrain teams :-D

@EC_OSPO really nice.

For those who wanna see if its worth clicking through. I think it is 😊

Following #FOSS #funding reports and annexes can be found:

- Development of a Funding Mechanism for Sustaining Open Source Software for European Public Services

- Annex A - Existing Top Down Funding Mechanisms

- Annex B - Existing Bottom Up Funding Mechanisms

- Annex C - Non Financial Sustainability Issues and Solutions

- Funding Mechanism Study - Docx Files

- Funding Mechanism Study - ODT Files

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