Appwrite, the open source Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform for web, mobile and flutter developers, has announced its Open Source Software Fund (OSS Fund). The fund will award $50,000 in its first year to open source maintainers whose projects provide the very foundation for today’s digital infrastructure but who aren’t being compensated as such.
Appwrite’s annual OSS Fund will contribute to the industry-wide need to support open source maintainers, accelerate technology innovation and raise awareness for a diverse set of solutions for sustaining open source development. The fund amount will be revisited each year to adjust to best support the needs of the community.
Appwrite founder Eldad Fux started his development career by contributing to open source software projects and being part of open source communities. He started Appwrite as a side project and built it from scratch and from the start as a BaaS product. Today, Fux embraces the open source creed by focusing on a fully open source platform and giving back to the community in a variety of ways that now also includes the Appwrite OSS Fund.
Applications are open now and will be accepted on an annual basis.