NGI Zero Review

NGI Zero Review is a three year support programme offering various targeted services to free and open source projects within the Next Generation Internet initiative. The goal is to improve the quality and inclusiveness of these projects and make them more sustainable where possible.

The Next Generation Internet initiative does not only want to support the most promising ideas, but it also wants these efforts to live up to high standards and be available in an easy way. In order to support that, NGI0 Review offers the following services:

  • localisation/internationalisation
  • copyright compliance and open source licensing
  • reproducible packaging and continuous integration
  • testing and performance tuning
  • accessibility and inclusive design
  • community building
  • diversifying developer and user communities
  • normalisation within a standardisation body
  • independent security scan
  • setting up or improving governance of projects
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NGI Zero Review is targeted at free and open source technologies created within the scope of the Next Generation Internet. In other words: you can apply for support from NGI Zero Review with your free and open source project if that project contributes to the vision of the Next Generation Internet, and has received a grant from the Next Generation Internet initiative (from any past or active programme).

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NGI Zero Review is a significant effort by the following organisations:

  • Association for Progressive Communications – A global network and organisation that strives towards easy and affordable access to a free and open internet to improve the lives of people and create a more just world
  • Center for the Cultivation of Technology – A charitable non-profit host organisation for international Free Software projects
  • Commons Caretakers – A not-for-profit service provider for the development of Commons
  • Free Software Foundation Europe – Association charity aims to empower users to control technology.
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences, dept. Inclusive Design & Engineering – one of the core competence building centres of accessibility in the Netherlands, with significant in-house expertise in accessibility auditing.
  • NixOS Foundation – Foundation supporting the development and use of purely functional configuration management tools, in particular, NixOS and related projects
  • NLnet Foundation – Grantmaking public benefit organisation, founded by pioneers of the early European internet
  • Petites Singularités – Non-profit organisation working with free software and focusing on collective practices
  • Radically Open Security – Not-for-profit open source security company
  • Tolerant Networks – a Trinity College Dublin campus company focused on robust, interoperable communications mechanisms for extreme and unpredictable environments, which delivers its standardisation experience.

In addition, we collaborate with:

  • Accessibility Foundation – Center of expertise on the accessibility of the internet and other digital media for all people, including the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Translate House – Develops and implements open source localisation solutions
  • ifrOSS – Provides not-for-profit legal services and studies in the context of free and open source software

NGI Zero Review Coordinator: Jos van den Oever, [email protected]



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