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Open Source Cooperative Funding

OpenTeams Cooperative Funding program provides a platform for open source maintainers and contributors to propose specific units of work that businesses can fund to accelerate open source technology roadmaps. This program helps to build a community of like-minded people who can work together to make open source projects better, ultimately leading to faster development and innovation.

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Cooperative Funding Process

Join Forces with Open Source Architects To Accelerate Open Source Development

OpenTeams’ cooperative funding process allows open source maintainers and contributors to propose units of work that businesses can fund to accelerate open source technology development. Our open source architects work with businesses to identify relevant projects and activities to fund. Proposals that receive sufficient support are then funded, helping to advance valuable contributions to open source projects.

Idea Submission

Open source maintainers/contributors submit their project ideas to OpenTeams, describing the type and direction of work, and explaining how they fit the project and align with its goals and plans.

Project Review

OpenTeams’ team of experts reviews each submission to ensure it meets the criteria for the Cooperative Funding program. Projects must align with the overall goals of the Cooperative Funding program and provide benefits to the open source community.

Proposal Creation

Once a high-level idea is validated, open source maintainers/contributors work with OpenTeams to create detailed proposals that outlines goals, budget, and timeline for specific units of work. OpenTeams works actively with businesses to identify high-value work that is likely to receive sufficient interest and funding.

Business Funding

OpenTeams works with businesses to secure funding for the approved projects. Businesses can choose to fund an entire project or contribute to a portion of it.

Project Execution

Once funding is secured, the open source maintainers or contributors start executing on the unit of work. Throughout the project, OpenTeams provides support and guidance to ensure its success. A project maintainer Open Source Architect oversees the work, and OpenTeams can help recruit developer talent if needed.

Project Completion

Once the unit of work is complete, the open source  maintainers merge the code, documentation, or other products according to the project’s established licensing model and contributions guidelines.

Community Benefits

The completed project benefits the open source community by providing new features, improved functionality, and bug fixes that can be used by other developers and businesses.

Cooperative Funding Benefits

Maximizing Your Open Source Investment

The OpenTeams Cooperative Funding Program allows open source maintainers and contributors to collaborate with businesses in order to fund open source projects and accelerate the development of technologies. This program benefits both parties involved by providing a way for businesses to invest in open source projects that align with their goals, and for maintainers and contributors to receive the financial support they need to sustain their work. Additionally, the program promotes collaboration and innovation within the open source community, and helps to ensure the long-term sustainability and success of open source technologies.

Accelerated Open Source Development

Businesses can help accelerate the development of open source projects by funding them directly, allowing maintainers and contributors to focus on building and improving the technology.

Increased Engagement

The program helps promote collaboration and engagement between businesses and open source communities, encouraging a more transparent and mutually supportive relationship.

Improved Technology

The funding provided by businesses can help improve the technology, allowing for more innovative and effective solutions to be developed.

Increased Visibility

Participating in the program can help businesses gain visibility in the open source community, improving their reputation and providing networking opportunities.


Businesses can contribute to open source projects that align with their goals and objectives, without the cost of building technology from scratch.

Access To Talent

By participating in the program, businesses have access to a pool of talented developers, allowing them to tap into a wider range of expertise and skill sets.


The program allows businesses to select the open source projects they want to fund, giving them the flexibility to align their contributions with their business needs.

Positive Impact

Contributing to open source projects can have a positive impact on the industry and society as a whole, promoting innovation and collaboration.

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