Mozilla Open Source Support : Mission Partners
The Mission Partners track is open to any open source/free software project which is undertaking an activity which significantly furthers Mozilla's mission.
We have a reasonably strong preference for funding legal organizations rather than individuals representing projects, although exceptional circumstances could lead to some flexibility.
Aside from accessibility, security and privacy are common themes in this set of awards. We are supporting several secure communications tools, a web server which only works in secure mode, and a distributed, client-side, privacy-respecting search engine. The set is rounded out with awards to support the growing Rust ecosystem and promote open source options for the building of compelling games on the Web.
MOSS is a continuing program. The Mission Partners track has a budget for 2016 of around US$1.25 million. The first set of awards listed below total US$385,000 and we look forward to supporting more projects in the coming months. Applications remain open
This is only the beginning. Stay tuned for more award announcements as we allocate funds. Open Source is a movement that is only growing, both in numbers and in importance. Operating in the open makes for better security, better accessibility, better policy, better code and, ultimately, a better world. So if you know any projects whose work furthers the Mozilla Mission, send them our way and encourage them to apply.
We've decided to implement a more batched process for considering MOSS applications, so we'll be having an application deadline every 3 months for that round of consideration.
The first of these deadlines is 11:59pm UTC on August 31st, 2017 - basically, the end of August. They will then occur every three months thereafter.
We could apply with Convene (ecobytes/association/treasure#6) with the TransforMap background, with Souk with the OSP background.