June 2, 2021 | 16.00 UTC; 12-1pm ET | Online

You’re invited to a conversation on the maintenance and labor of open infrastructure.

Last summer, we began a research effort to look at collective opportunities to support the open technologies, systems, and people that enable the flow of knowledge and scholarship. This project, the Future of Open Scholarship, brought together over 120 institutional leaders, infrastructure providers, library consortia, and advocates for open scholarship. This research effort provided a unique opportunity to work with decision makers navigating a system under extreme duress instigated by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Over the next few months, IOI will be sharing and building on this work through a series of community conversations. These webinars will explore some of the key findings uncovered in this project as well as discuss the path forward, exploring topics including technical resilience, funding models and investment needs, staffing and maintenance, as well as accountability.

Join us on June 2nd for our second conversation on the maintenance and labor of open infrastructure. We’ll hear from those working to shed light on issues surrounding the underlying labor required to develop, maintain, and sustain open source technologies. Joining us are Jessica Meyerson, Co-Director of The Maintainers, a global research network dedicated to the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, and repair. We’ll also hear from Luis Villa, co-founder of Tidelift, on their approach to supporting the ecosystem of open source project maintainers and compensating them for their work.

We’ll be joined by:

Registration is free and required. Sessions will be recorded.

IOI is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all events, both online and in person. Participants are expected to abide by the IOI Code of Conduct.

Posted by Kaitlin Thaney