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Google gives $350,000 to Open Source

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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.

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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