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New round of grantees from NGI Zero

NLnet has announced sixteen new projects funded through the latest round of the NGI Zero programmes. These projects range from interesting new search tools like xqerl, Corteza Discovery and mobile podcasting application Castopod Mobile to open hardware projects that help make our devices more trustworthy and level the playing field for innovation. The technical community is currently restricted by outdated and proprietary design tools. Exciting new projects like Mosaic, Luna, and Edalize will help design and deliver reliable and open hardware design solutions everyone can use and extend freely.

The latest funding call also finances open source projects develop visual document search for the popular LibreOffice online, federated social media solutions (including a solution for the most popular content management system on the planet, Wordpress. And of course the next version of the versatile PeerTube, a decentralized streaming video platform that is part of the so called Fediverse.

Do you have ideas on how to fix the internet? For more than two decades NLnet has financially supported people and organizations that can contribute to an open information society. Please check the list of projects we supported. Each of these is based on developing open standards, open hardware and open source software. Have you made a donation? In that case: thank you for empowering our work.

NGI Zero PET (privacy and trust enhancing technologies)

These are the latest projects granted through NGI Zero PET, a research programme on privacy and trust enhancing technologies.

NGI Zero Discovery (improving open search and discovery)

These are the latest projects granted through NGI Zero Discovery, a research programme on search, discovery and discoverability.

If you are interested in learning about new technology that respects your privacy and helps to make you and everyone else more secure on the internet - take some time to browse through the many awesome projects we are currently supporting. There is an entire parallel world to discover that ranges from videoconferencing applications, collaborative editors, alternative search engines, social networks, reproducible software tooling, vpn technologies, and secure messaging - all the way up to open hardware laptops, smartphones and dumbphones, fully transparent computer chips, new internet routing mechanisms, alternative web browsers, operating systems and even entire mobile networks and satellites.

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NGI Zero Discovery is a grant programme that funds R&D that allows people, objects, content, data, applications and services to be found online - by improving search, discovery and discoverability through free and open source tools (like Searx, Yacy and and open standards like ActivityPub, microformats and linked data.

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NGI Zero PET is aimed at efforts that enhance privacy characteristics and trustworthiness of the technology we depend on. From the internet protocols that run underneath every packet sent, the operating system and browser that we run our applications on, the chips we use in every device, to even the design and manufacturing of silicon - projects within NGI Zero PET are breaking down barriers and working towards a technology commons.

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The above projects were selected through NLnet's bimonthly open call (next deadline April 1st 2021). Check out which other tools and solutions NGI Zero supports to improve search and discovery, create privacy and trust enhancing technologies and provide digital assurances. Do you have an idea to help fix the internet? Send it in right now!

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NGI Zero is made possible with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825310.

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