Below are groups who support the Open Source Lab through annual contributions of $100,000 or more. View our OSL Alliance program page for more information on the program.
Google is one of the world's leading search engines and is quickly becoming a leader in the Web services industry. According to their website, "Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." The OSL shares in this mission by organizing the resources of the open source community, making it easier for developers to focus on writing code.
Google sponsors the OSL through financial grants. This funding helps the OSL provide the community with physical hosting and bandwidth, and covers the cost of "Smart Hands" support. Google is a big supporter of the open source movement, producing open code of their own (see code.google.com), and sponsoring the Summer of Code program. Each year Google puts millions of dollars toward open source research and development through this program.
Schooner Information Technology has pioneered a new generation of data access appliances specifically designed for information-intensive Web 2.0 and cloud computing data centers.
In support of the open source community, Schooner has donated its flagship appliances for Memcached and MySQL Enterprise™ with InnoDB to the OSU Open Source Lab. By combining the most advanced technologies currently available, including highly parallel flash controllers, high-throughput networking and Intel’s innovative multi-thread Nehalem processor with a proprietary software optimization environment, Schooner is revolutionizing storage for information-intensive companies using Memcached and MySQL. The result is Schooner’s highly integrated hardware and software solutions for Memcached and MySQL, offering breakthrough performance, scalability and reliability while substantially decreasing overall power consumption.
TDS Telecom is a major telephone and Internet services provider. TDS Telecom has made a large donation of bandwidth to the Open Source Lab, helping millions of people review or download free software every day.
For a five-year period, the OSL will receive 2 gigabits of bandwidth − a volume of Internet connectivity that is more than five times higher than the total used by the rest of the university. In addition, OSU servers will be hosted in a TDS data center. The bandwidth provided gives the OSL the ability to host FTP servers in both New York, N.Y., and Chicago, Ill., where files for many open source projects are mirrored for download from the main FTP server hosted in Corvallis, Ore.
The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) brings together like-minded companies to build software applications at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
CSI introduces a market-changing process that applies open source methodologies to building collaboratively developed software.
Facebook is a social utility that helps more than 900 million people around the world communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers.
The site has been built on common open source software such as Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and over the past few years the company has developed a number of open source infrastructure technologies to support the website's growth including HipHop for PHP, Cassandra, Hive, Scribe and Thrift. Facebook engineers actively contribute and participate in various open source projects, especially around the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, developing technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph.
The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux.
To achieve these tasks, the foundation provides legal services to Linux developers, collaborates on the Linux Standards Base, hosts events for the Linux community and represents Linux in the press.
ActiveState creates and provides industry-recognized tools and professional business solutions for corporations and developers who use dynamic languages.
ActiveState's open source language distributions − ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl − are renowned for their quality and relied upon by companies and developers worldwide.
CiviCRM is an open source and free-for-download constituent relationship management solution.
CiviCRM is web-based, open source, internationalized and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, nonprofit and non-governmental groups. Integration with both Drupal and Joomla! content management systems offers the tools to connect, communicate with and activate your supporters and constituents.
IBM has contributed to projects hosted at the Open Source Lab by donating hardware resources and through financial contributions.
IBM has long been an advocate, sponsor and contributor to the Linux developer community and Open Technology development. Continuing this tradition of support, IBM has contributed a number of POWER7 servers to the OSL for the purpose of Linux and open source project development by the community on the Power Architecture. Please see: http://osuosl.org/services/powerdev for more information and SSH-based remote access to Linux on POWER servers.