About TOS

Open source software development is growing in importance every year. So it’s critical that the technical leaders of tomorrow — software developers, computer scientists, system administrators, analysts, and build engineers — understand open source tools, culture, and concepts.

The best way to do that (we believe) is by participating in open source community projects.

This site, and the TOS (TeachingOpenSource) community behind it, is dedicated to bridging the gap between traditional CS/SE curricula and student work in open source communities. This is a community where professors, institutions, communities, and companies can come together and make the teaching of open source a global success.

Like any community, we’re only as strong as our members, so we need you to join us!!