The Incubator provided a safe and inspiring framework to develop the groundwork for a new governance model.
In 2021-2022, the Incubator hosted 6 projects, grouped in 3 thematic pairs.
- In the governance focus area, open source projects dependent on volunteer labor worked to build transparent decision-making models that scale with growth.
- In the community engagement focus area, teams were thinking about how to build in the open; how to engage and retain developers, volunteers, and an interested public; and how to build those audiences into the documentation and governance of their projects.
- In the cultural infrastructure focus area, teams considered how to build the cultural infrastructure needed to further open science and open software where the exposure to working in the open is minimal or doesn’t exist at all.