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The Bus factor is the number of key developers who would need to be incapacitated to make a package unable to proceed. This page shows packages that are depended upon by many other packages but have only ever had a handful of contributors commit to the project.
Digital infrastructure is the free and open source software contributed as a public good that underpins much of today's technology. As Nadia Eghbal posed in her excellent primer Roads and Bridges' for the Ford Foundation: 'In order to support our digital infrastructure, we must find ways to work together'. These packages are the most-commonly depended upon open source components of over 25m repositories tracked by Libraries.io.
Unseen infrastructure are packages that are among some of the most depended upon (at least 1,000 dependent repos) and yet receive very little attention and recognition. These packages may become digital infrastructure, but they are unlikely to succeed without more support.
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