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OSU Open Source Lab


The OSL offers support services to the world's leading open source projects as part of its mission to contribute to the growth of open source software. By hosting pioneering projects, building connections between industry and the public sector, and training a new generation of open source innovators, the Lab promotes open source software that people around the world can create and use together.

What we do

The OSU Open Source lab currently hosts ~1,000 sub-projects. We provide hosting for medium to large high impact FOSS projects who need a neutral hosting. We strive to help projects in whichever means we are able to which includes simply providing access to a virtual machine to fully managing their infrastructure. Some of our high profile projects we currently provide hosting for include: Linux Foundation, Apache Software Foundation, Python Software Foundation, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Busybox/Buildroot, phpBB, GCC Compile Farm, qemu, Jenkins, ROS. Our popular software mirror hosts over 12T of data with over 100 projects included.

The lab employs and mentors undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience managing all of the infrastructure we provide to projects many of which graduate and become prolific FOSS contributors. These students experience real-world production systems and architectures which is valuable and difficult to do at most universities.

In addition, we collaborate with private industry to provide a neutral hosting facility for non-x86 architectures. Our largest collaboration is with IBM in which we host over 100 projects on an OpenPOWER based OpenStack cluster to enable porting which include projects such as Docker, Go Language, TensorFlow, LLVM and TravisCI to name a few. We are in the process of collaborating with other vendors to provide access to other architectures such as ARM64.

Make a Gift to the OSU Open Source Lab

Once you click the "Make a Gift" button, you will be redirected to the OSU Foundation's website to process your donation. Once there, type the following in the "I want to give to" field: Open Source Lab Fund.

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Make a Gift

Thank you for making a secure donation to the Open Source Lab through the OSU Foundation. Your gift will support the growth of the open source community, as we build the future through education, outreach, and research and infrastructure.

If you prefer to give by phone, please call the Oregon State University Foundation at (800) 354-7281. If you have any questions, please check our FAQ or email donations@osuosl.org