Tara is a technologist working on designing support models and mobilizing resources to encourage, sustain and maintain the FOSS ecosystem infrastructure with the Sovereign Tech Fund.
They have helped manage and incubate core infrastructure FOSS projects providing access to and security on online, led advocacy campaigns against online censorship and spreading a culture of online safety, and worked on research mapping internet infrastructure, legislation, control and policy.
Previously, they have worked with the Center for Cultivation of Technology, Open Technology Fund, Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA), and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Funders speaking on this panel are supporting open source software development as a key area of focus. Representatives are from organizations funding the development, maintenance, and sustainability of FOSS projects around the world. Panelists will discuss experiences, best practices, as well as challenges in supporting FOSS.