ROS Index aims to be the definitive index of all ROS software. It aims to do this not only by indexing all known ROS packages listed in rosdistro, but also include relevant forks of known ROS packages, and encourage people to get their packages added to the index no matter how volatile or buggy they are.
For more information see:
See rosindex on GitHub for active development.
ROS Index is a community-driven project and is not directly funded by any grant or organization. If you're interested in supporting the implemention of new features or want specific bugs fixed, but would rather contribute funds than modify the code yourself, don't hesitate to donate or pledge bounties on BountySource.