For the 4th round of the Prototype Fund we have picked an additional thematic focus in addition to the four basic pillars of the program, Civic Tech, Data Literacy, Data Security and Software Infrastructure:
Open Source as a principle has the potential to empower users and to improve the Internet in regard to parameters such as decentralization, openness and security. These projects implement this approach in exemplary fashion:
We make the supply chains of software production more secure.
We make digital content permanently and decentrally accessible.
We enable the automated and structured testing of various devices.
We help users to create their own encrypted social networks.
We help users to manage their encrypted email accounts themselves.
We develop digital prostheses for increased participation of people with cognitive impairments in their daily work.
We make data collected by fine dust measuring devices visible.
We distribute the load of the Tor network better among individual relays and thus help to make it accessible to more people.
We are making jurisdiction more transparent.
We are building an EU-compatible software for digital invoices.
We offer an easy to set up VPN client.
We enable whistleblowers to transmit their information to journalists in a protected manner.