Funding

The teaching open source community has had a number of sponsors. In addition, diverse organizations have supported a variety of aspects related to supporting student involvement in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Below is a list of those that we know about. Contact us to add your funding to this list.

Red Hat funded early Professors’ Open Source Software Experiences:

  • “POSSE Basics” award from Red Hat to support involving students in FOSS projects, 10 instructors, $1600 each, Sept. 2011.

Research into student participation in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) has been ongoing since 2006. The National Science Foundation has funded the following proposals:

  • “Collaborative Research: OpenPath – Improving Student Pathways to Computing Professions via Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software” Heidi Ellis, Stoney Jackson Co-PI, Gregory Hislop, Drexel University PI, Lori Postner, Darci Burdge Nassau Community College, Co-PI, NSF-IUSE, 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2018
  • “OpenFE – Developing Faculty Expertise and Creating Learning Materials for Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software,” Gregory Hislop, Drexel University PI, Heidi Ellis, Stoney Jackson Co-PIs, Lori Postner, Darci Burdge Nassau Community College, Co-PIs, 09/01/12 – 08/31/16.
  • “HumIT: Student IT Services to Support Open Source Software for Humanity” Gregory Hislop, Drexel University PI, Heidi J. C. Ellis Co-PI, NSF-CCLI, January 2010-December 2012.
  • “SoftHum: Student Participation in the Community of Open Source Software for Humanity,” Heidi J. C. Ellis PI, Gregory W. Hislop Drexel University Co-PI, NSF-CCLI, $149,000, May 2008 – June 2010.

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