Codefresh has established a $100 million open source fund offering grants up to $1 million. The move is expected to foster the growth and expediency of open source projects from development and deployment to ongoing maintenance. The fund is set to launch in 2020 with a focus on CI/CD.

The fund will provide grants to open source projects specifically to improve their DevOps, systems, and processes for increasing contributions and improving the quality of code delivered, Codefresh said.

Ahead of the 2020 launch, Codefresh also announced two additional initiatives to support the community in 2019 – unlimited builds and its December DevOps Hackathon, DevOpsCember, co-sponsored by Codefresh, Microsoft Azure and DevOps.com.

Codefresh’s new free tier is open to anyone and includes unlimited builds, SaaS deployment, unlimited repositories, pipeline metrics, a private Docker registry/Helm repository, and a full month of data retention for up to three users.

For the uninitiated, DevOpsCember – known last year as Fixvember – rewards developers with t-shirts, hats, stickers, and other swag for making at least three contributions to improve the DevOps of open source projects.

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