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Transparent, Open & Sustainable Infrastructure for conda-forge and bioconda
Project conda-forge & bioconda
Funding Cycle 5
To improve conda-forge and bioconda’s sustainability and transparency by adopting vendor-agnostic and secure infrastructure practices and develop comprehensive maintenance metrics and dashboards.
Installing open source software packages with binary dependencies can be a multi-step process involving an intricate sequence of software compilation. The conda-forge and bioconda projects were founded to resolve user concerns when installing system package dependencies. This project will ensure the long-term sustainability of both programs and migrate them to fully open source tooling by reducing infrastructure technical debt, adopting an OCI-based mirroring strategy, and developing a maintenance dashboard on Quetz.