Why Do We Give to the OSL?

The OSL collaborates with people and companies around the world. As a result, the lab has active supporters that range from corporate giants to individuals who love open source.

Our partnership with Google has resulted in contributions totaling $1.9 million since 2005. This confidence in the lab’s potential as an investment in the future of open source has helped us expand our impact and improve our hosting and development services using new, collaborative strategies. Below are words from Google’s Chris DiBona and two of our other supporters on why they are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the OSL’s mission.

Chris DiBona Google Director of Open Source “Oregon State’s Open Source Lab provides world-class services that enable collaboration among millions of users globally. Google is proud to continue its support of such an innovative program.”

Angela Byron

Angela Byron ("webchick") Acquia Director, Community Development "The OSU Open Source Lab has been instrumental in the growth and stability of drupal.org, the official website and development collaboration hub for the Drupal content management platform. When we outgrew our old hosting back in 2005, OSL graciously stepped in to provide us with top-notch hosting facilities and skilled systems administrators, always willing to share their knowledge and expertise. OSL has kept our home stable and running smoothly to this very day, despite our community exploding to almost triple its size since when we began our relationship, and increased system requirements from our development activity. I'm extremely proud to donate to the OSL to support the amazing work they do, not just in hosting and supporting the infrastructure for Drupal, but for many other key open source projects and communities. Rock on!"

John Hawley ("Warthog9")

John Hawley ("Warthog9") Red Hat Senior Software Engineer "I donate to OSUOSL because they provide one of the most important services the open source community can have: hosting. It's great that our code is Free (as in speech), but hosting is Free (as in beer). I give to make sure that our future is secure and that they don't turn my boxes off by mistake." [Ed. note: We would never do that!]