Status: Active
Team members: Gail Steinhart, Sarah Lippincott


The Characteristics of open infrastructure dashboard provides a snapshot of the general characteristics of selected open infrastructures (more about how we selected these infrastructures in the “Data and methodology section” below). 

Built on data and analysis from Invest in Open Infrastructure’s Infra Finder and 2024 State of Open Infrastructure Report, this dashboard enables stakeholders in the open infrastructure space — funders, adopters, open infrastructure services, and others — to:

  • Better understand open infrastructures’ characteristics, including their governance, business form and finances, policies, community engagement, and technical attributes.
  • Dive deeper into the characteristics of different open infrastructure solution categories (e.g. repository services), or organizations of different business forms.
  • Make more informed decisions regarding investment and adoption based on the available data.


Data and methodology

The dashboard supports Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)’s 2024 State of Open Infrastructure Report. Please see the report for notes on our methodology and definitions of terms and categories used here.

The current data were gathered as part of IOI’s building of Infra Finder — find out more about how we collected and verified the data in Infra Finder’s documentation.

A snapshot of the 2024 data used to populate the current dashboard is available for download and includes detailed documentation:

This work was generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Arcadia Fund. 

We realize there’s a lot of information in the dashboard. The IOI team can help guide you through the best use of the dashboard! 

We are also experienced in providing tailored research and recommendations, including discovery, due diligence, and stakeholder feedback collection to support your open infrastructure decisions. Find out more about our strategic support services and connect with us today.


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