Mission Statement and Objectives

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Mission Statement and Objectives

Mission Statement:

To nurture a community of educators, students, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities, and other partners to share best practices for teaching open source principles, methods, and culture.


  • Prepare instructors to empower students to participate in open source projects and communities
  • Serve as a source for teaching materials, as well as a focus for community relations and advocacy, to support student involvement in open source
  • Communicate information about events and funding opportunities related to teaching open source
  • Advocate for use of best pedagogical practices and open source principles in education
  • Increase the visibility of open source in education
  • Introduce students to humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) and the broader social benefits of the open source movement