ForgeFed NLNet grant application

I put the application text in a repo (soon moving here). That repo also has a workplan document with ideas for funded tasks. I’ll write in this topic as updates come.

Status (Nov 22): Passed 1st round, expecting 3 weeks of project evaluation

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Dear [redacted],

this mail serves to acknowledge receipt of your grant application “ForgeFed” (2022-10-071). The project will be carefully reviewed for eligibility in two rounds following the criteria set out here:

https://nlnet.nl/entrust/eligibility

We expect the first round to take about five weeks, but given natural variation in the amount of projects and their complexity it may take longer or shorter. When the first round of review is done, we will inform you whether or not your project will be selected to enter the second round of the October 2022 call. Meanwhile, keep up the good work - and why not check out some of the wonderful projects already funded by NLnet Foundation:

https://nlnet.nl/project/current.html

Or have a look at how you can help out with reducing the impact of software patents on the FOSS ecosystem:

https://nlnet.nl/help

Kind regards,
on behalf of NLnet foundation,
[redacted]

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The Gitea ltd company is a move from disorganization to organization, from mess in a good way to structure in a normally bad way. The is a bigger discussern to be had than we often talk about. What do you think from a grassroots prospective about this?

Is the such a thing as a grassroot prospective for you?

Great question, but can you post it in a separate topic? (if still relevant)

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Dear [redacted].

it is my pleasure to inform you that your project “ForgeFed” (2022-10-071) has been selected to enter the second round of the October 2022 call. While the first round is solely based on your proposal, this strict selection round is potentially interactive. As your project is looked into in more depth, the reviewers may need some additional information to properly assess your application, in which case they will contact you.

Note that proposals are reviewed with regards to urgency, relevance and value for money. Unfortunately we will not be able to fund all projects proposed, as much as we would like that. For the next three weeks we will be therefore be thoroughly evaluating the remaining proposals for the second round, during which we may ask you to supply additional details. After that we will inform you on the outcome of this second (and final) selection round.

If you meanwhile have any questions, please let us know.

Kind regards,
on behalf of NLnet foundation,
[redacted]

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