What Open Digital Infrastructure Means to Us

As we set out to formulate our research hypothesis, one central question remained contested: What does open digital infrastructure actually mean? Interpretations vary from information technology standards or their implementations to tools and services that enable developers to do their work. For us, neither on their own seemed promising: Mere standards as laid down by…

We want to interview you!

People in digital open infrastructure, we need you! We (as in: IDE_Research group) research the social factors that influence the development of digital open infrastructure, especially around the shaping and implementation of standards in open source. Currently, we are looking for study participants who are active in the fields of creating, implementing and working with…

Why IDE?

When we got the great news that the Ford Foundation had accepted our research proposal and we saw all the great projects that are in our cohort, it was time to look back to how it began. Julia had co-founded the Prototype Fund, a funding program for freelance software developers based in Germany, in 2016….