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OSL Alumnus Alex Plovi sells CoreOS to RedHat

CoreOS is a San Francisco based company that focuses on developing software for container management. Alex Polvi, the CEO of CoreOS and OSL alumnus, recently sold CoreOS to RedHat for $250 million. Congratulations, Alex!

We're Hiring!

Are you a student at Oregon State University who likes working with open source software? If so, then we have a job for you! We currently have two student systems engineer positions open which includes working with open source projects, gaining mentorship from professional staff, and interacting directly ...

Changing the World, One Line of Code at a Time

The OSU Experience Site has published an online article about our students! In it they talk about the services we provide, our positive impact on the lives of our student workers, and the ...

A Message from the Director

Since its creation in 2002, the Open Source Lab (OSL) has been a beacon of innovation, experiential learning, and hosting at Oregon State University and beyond. As Director, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the lab and its employees grow over the years and I’m so grateful to have been given such an opportunity. I want to express why the OSL is important not only to the open ...

New Project: polr

In July 2017, the OSL began providing virtual machine and database for hosting the demo service of polr. The project itself simplifies long and complicated urls. It was started by a high school student back in 2014 who has since volunteered on the Fedora Infrastructure team. For more information, visit the project website.

The Open Source Lab is a nonprofit organization working for the advancement of open source technologies.

The lab, in partnership with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders like the Apache Software Foundation, the Linux Foundation and Drupal. Together, the OSL’s hosted sites deliver nearly 430 terabytes of information to people around the world every month. The most active organization of its kind, the OSL offers world-class hosting services, professional software development and on-the-ground training for promising students interested in open source management and programming.

By enabling innovative projects and distributing software to millions of users globally, the lab is working to accelerate the growth of high-impact open source software projects and promote an open source culture of accessibility and increased productivity around the world. The lab partners with industry leaders and policy makers to bring open source technologies to new sectors, including education, health and government.

Under the school of EECS, the OSL and the Oregon State Business Solutions Group have joined together to create the Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS). CASS provides clients with services for every stage of a project: designing, developing, testing and hosting. This partnership allows each group to maintain its unique brand while combining their expertise and giving them the ability and resources to take on bigger and better projects.

To learn more about obtaining services from the lab and explore our active projects, please visit our Hosting and Development pages. A list of our hosted projects can be found on our Hosted Communities page. To get updates on the Open Source Lab, read our Blog page. If you are interested in contributing to the success of our projects or sponsoring our students' progress, please visit our Donate page.