Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Governor Announces New Open Source Technology Initiative by Oregon Universities and Google

Governor Governor of Oregon Website: "Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the contribution of $350,000 by search technology leader Google Inc. to a joint open source technology initiative of Oregon State University and Portland State University. With the grant, the universities will collaborate to encourage open source software and hardware development, develop academic curricula and provide computing infrastructure to open source projects worldwide. The universities will also help provide a bridge between Oregon�s universities and Oregon�s growing open technology industry.

�Oregon is home to many of the leading companies, institutions and executives driving the global market for open source software and hardware,� Governor Ted Kulongoski said. �Google�s support will strengthen the leadership role of our universities in fostering the next generation of open source technologies, projects and experts in Oregon and enhance our aggressive efforts to bring jobs and investment to Oregon�s burgeoning open technology cluster.�

Google�s contribution demonstrates its continued commitment to advancing open source software development. This summer, Google funded a $2 million �Summer of Code� program, which gave grants of $4,500 to more than 400 students performing work on open source projects, including several hosted by the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL)."

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