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19 June 2012, 15:39

OSU Open Source Lab receives $300,000 donation from Google

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OSU logo The Open Source Lab (OSL) at Oregon State University (OSU) has received a $300,000 donation from Google to further its open source development and hosting operations. OSU's Open Source Lab provides hosting services including mirroring for a number of well known open source projects and organisations; these include The Apache Software Foundation, BusyBox, CentOS, Debian Linux, Eclipse and Fedora, as well as and The Linux Foundation. OSL staff and students also promote open source adoption to various sectors including education, government and healthcare through partnerships and industry events.

This isn't Google's first donation to OSU: "For more than nine years, OSU has benefited from Google's generous corporate philanthropy that allows our Open Source Lab to move forward its mission of supporting, through technology, many under-served populations around the world, while also creating new industries and products at home", said OSU President Ed Ray. With its latest donation, Google's cumulative support for the OSL has reached nearly $1.9 million dollars.

"Oregon State's Open Source Lab provides world-class services that enable collaboration among millions of users globally", said Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager at Google, adding that the company "is proud to continue its support of such an innovative program."


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