Birdaro is a project to support leaders of open source software (OSS) projects as they consider scaling and plans for long term sustainability. It is funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and hosted by the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE).

  |  Updated: 9 Jul 2024

Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE)

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Project Goals

Our goal for this project is to begin addressing common, predominantly human infrastructure-related challenges faced by open-source projects as they consider whether to scale. These include topics such as community engagement, governance, the definition of roles and leadership pathways, and where projects end up being hosted. We will be focusing specifically on the individuals who take on leadership roles in these projects, whether they are named leaders or not.


Deliverables for this project include:


  • Carrying out further research into the needs of open source leaders when considering scaling and sustainability
  • Summarizing the work of other projects and resources to support open source leaders
  • Collaboratively creating and sharing new resources
  • Hosting community programming to support knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning
  • Building out a new training program for open source project leaders
What's Needed

To grow the community. To be kept up to date about Birdaro, please sign up for the mailing list.

To build collaborations. If you’re interested in partnering on a specific deliverable, or have a suggestion for community activities that you’d like to participate in, please email us at [email protected].


Blog post Announcing Birdaro.