With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, we are excited to introduce IOI’s first Research Fellows: Anne Britton and Teri Wanderi. They'll be working with us over the next few months to expand and enhance our research to support and sustain open infrastructure.
These criteria are designed to center community, reliability, and transformative influence into our analysis. This post elaborates on those attributes.
Earlier this summer we shared our three-year Strategic Plan, outlining the shape of the work ahead and how we were going to approach it moving forward. Today, we wanted to share more about what we're working on to prototype support for funders and decision-makers.
On August 25, IOI held its first community session on its work to advance accountability and community oversight of open infrastructure. This call provided an opportunity for the public to learn about IOI’s current efforts, including the formation of a Community Oversight Council.
We have worked with institutional decision makers, infrastructure providers, and funding bodies to better understand key decision points, costs, and funding models to maintain, sustain, and scale open infrastructure projects. Today we share the outputs of that work.