Who needs money? Cash for FOSS!
02/10/2022, 08:35 - 02/10/2022, 08:40 (Eastern Daylight Time) (5 minutes)

Who needs money? Cash for FOSS!
Marie Gutbub Co-Director, Prototype Fund

Marie is an open source and privacy advocate, campaigner, event organizer and information security trainer. She studied cultural journalism and researched new models for online journalism platforms. Since then, she has worked as a freelance journalist, campaigner, communications officer, infosec trainer and event organizer for various projects in journalism, privacy and open source.


You have ideas? We have money! Over the last years Prototype Fund has funded a handful of Nextcloud projects and we'd love to keep supporting the awesome Nextcloud community. We're here to tell you how to apply to get money for your idea and to show you the type of projects we can fund.

From diversity to sustainability, from networking infrastructure to participation tools, including of course Nextcloud apps, we're open to a lot of ideas! The only rules: publish your project under a FOSS license and make sure you can realistically build it in a 6-months period.

The Prototype Fund is a funding program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that is managed and evaluated by the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. Individuals and small teams (of freelance coders, hackers, UX designers and more) can receive funding in order to test their ideas and develop FOSS applications in the areas of Civic Tech, Data Literacy, IT Security and Software Infrastructure. We aim to keep innovation processes as well as infrastructures open and accessible.