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OSU Open Source Lab


Below are groups who supported the Open Source Lab through annual contributions of $25,000 or more during fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

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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 POWER servers to the OSL for the purpose of Linux and open source project development by the community on the Power Architecture. Please see our development hosting page for more information and SSH-based remote access to Linux on POWER servers.

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Google is one of the world's leading search engines and 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, and sponsoring the Summer of Code program. Each year Google puts millions of dollars toward open source research and development through this program.

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Facebook is a social utility that helps more than 2 billion people around the world communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and co-workers.

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 to 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.

Facebook sponsors the OSL through financial grants and in-kind hardware donations.

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Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol compatible with DNS where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities. Its purpose is not to replace the DNS protocol, but to replace the root zone file and the root servers with a public commons.

Handshake sponsors the OSL through financial grants.

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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 40 gigabits of bandwidth. In addition, several OSU servers will be hosted at several TDS data centers. The bandwidth provided gives the OSL the ability to host FTP servers in both New York, NY, and Chicago, IL, where files for many open source projects are mirrored for download from the main FTP server hosted in Corvallis, OR.