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News OSDL Affiliate Program
OSU's Open Source Lab one of 5 initial members of the Open Source Development Lab's University Affiliate Program.
News Info. for Project Users:
Guide on using's Plone site to manage your project's home page.
News OSL Provides Primary Master for KDE
Leveraging the OSL's world-class computing facilities and oodles of bandwidth, KDE has migrated their primary master archive to
News Live Developer Commits
IRC commit message watching is now available for all projects hosted on the OSUOSL subversion servers.
News OSU lights up uber pipes
In cooperation with NERO and NoaNet, OSU now has dark fiber from Corvallis to Albany.
News at the OSL
The Mozilla Foundation has moved to be hosted here at the OSL.
News Wanted: Enterprise Developer
We're looking for a full time enterprise developer to work at the Open Source Lab. If you want to get paid to write Open Source Software, then this is the job for you.
News Website Upgraded was updated successfully 09/10/04 at 15:07pm.
News MozillaZine Hosted at the OSL
The OSL is proud to announce that it is now hosting the core MozillaZine infrastructure.
News OSU Goes Nutch
OSU converting search software from Google to Nutch.
News We're Live!
The OSU Open Source Lab has officially converted its site over to Zope/Plone.
News OSL Hosting Popular New Firefox Web Browser
Corvallis, OR - Mozilla’s Firefox 1.0, the newly released Web browser available at, is living quietly in the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. The Open Source Lab is a world-class facility and data center for Open Source Software (OSS) knowledge, hosting, infrastructure, development and collaboration.
News OSL Scaling Back Network Usage on
Due to uncontrollable circumstances the OSL is having to temporarily cut its bandwidth usage on
News OSL Ramps Up Bandwidth Usage
The earlier issues we were facing with regards to bandwidth usage have been alleviated for the forseeable future.
News OSL Offering Business Outreach
The Open Source Laboratory at Oregon State University has developed an informational "boot camp" that's available to any business in the Pacific Northwest or around the nation, to learn more about some of the fundamental changes taking place in the world of computer software.
News Open Source Changing Industry
In an article included in the December 29th issue of the ACM's TechNews publication, Scott Kveton discusses the role of open source concepts in changing the software industry.
News New Website Layout
We have recently reorganized our site. If you can't find what you're looking for, please read this.
News OSL opens its doors for the community
The Open Source Lab will be offering an open house for any members of the community to come learn about what the OSL is up to as well as give input on ideas for future projects.
News Now offering DNS hosting.
With the roll out of an OSL-specific DNS infrastructure, we are able to do primary DNS for open source projects.
News Student positions at the Open Source Lab
There are new positions open for student software developers and system engineers!
News OSL Website Banner
We're jumping on the graphical button bandwagon here at the OSL. You will find banners of some of the communities we serve on the right hand side of our website. To go along with this, we have our own banner for you to link to. Read more to find it.
News OSL Hosts Boot Camp for Oregon DHS
On Tuesday, the OSU Open Source Lab hosted an open source "boot camp" for the Oregon Department of Human Services...
News Planet OSL
There is no more need to hunt down the individual blogs of the OSL team, as we now have an aggregate site! The OSL welcomes "Planet OSL". Click the link in the menu to see post previews, or jump directly to the posts from the PlanetOSL box below the menu. Credit goes to Danny for hacking this into plone.
News Student systems admin joins the fun
Micheal Marineau, a sophomore in computer science, has joined the OSL as a student community systems administrator.
News OSL Welcomes has moved to the OSL. The move went smoothly, and the site is currently hosted on a temporary server while kerneltap's real home gets an upgrade.
News Systems monitoring now available
The OSL is now opening up it's system monitoring (via Nagios) to the communities hosted here. Read more for the details.
News Photo gallery now in production
We have deployed a photo gallery for all things OSL. Enjoy!
News OSL Students with Great Internships
Two OSL students have gotten summer internships at the Mozilla Foundation and NASA respectively.
News OSL hires new Enterprise Developer
The Open Source Lab welcomes Mike Morgan as its newest member.
News Clean Refrigerator
The OSL has successfully cleaned its new (to us) refrigerator.
News Short Downtime for
The OSL mirrors will have a short downtime for http service on the morning of Friday, Aug 5th at 10:00 AM PDT. The interruption will be no more than a minute if all goes well.
News New Ticket Tracking for
To better track our systems support requests, we have implemented a ticket tracking system (RT by Best Practical). This will allow us to track and refer to threads of correspondance better than before. If you have a support request, please email support @ For major issues that are brought up in our irc channel (#osuosl on, we may open a ticket for you until your issue is seen through it's completion.
GOSCON online registration is open!
News OSL Turns 100
With the welcoming of the and communities, the Open Source Lab has reached 100 servers hosted in our data center! We feel this is a big milestone and are happy to serve the communities that are hosted here.
News OSL Welcomes! flies to Corvallis for move to the OSL.
News OSL Opens Door For New Student Developer
The OSL is currently looking for a new student developer to join the team.
News GOSCON Update
The final agenda and schedule is now published on the conference agenda at
News Bus Project and POSSE Visit OSL
On Friday, September 30th, 2005 we had a visit from the Bus Project and the Portland Open Source Software Entrepeneurs (POSSE).
News at the OSL is now operating on a set of servers that is shared between MIT and the OSL with the development clusters living at the OSL. Previously the project was hosted at the HP Cambridge Research Lab which is now closed. Read the announcement below or visit (note: George France deserves a lot of credit for the upkeep and existance of, he has and continues to put countless hours into the project.)
News Governor Kulongoski Announces New Open Source Technology Initiative by Oregon Universities
(Salem, OR) – 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.
News OSL hosts an open PowerPC 64 dev environment
IBM has contributed a IBM 970 processor-based Apple Power Mac G5 providing the Linux Open Source development community free access to a 64-bit Linux on Power Architecture platform. Accounts will be free and open to developers worldwide who are wishing to develop on a 64 big PPC platform. For more information, please visit
News OSL Teams with TDS for Bandwidth Increase
The Open Source Lab at Oregon State University has received a large donation of Internet bandwidth from TDS Telecom that will allow it to more than double the number of visitors it can serve, in the future helping up to 50 million people a day review or download free software.
News OSU mentoring Google Summer of Code 2006
The Open Source Lab in collaboration with faculty members at Oregon State University will be acting as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code.
News Second-annual Government Open Source Conference Oct. 12-13 in Portland, Or
The second-annual Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), the premier global gathering on open source technology and solutions for public sector IT professionals, is scheduled for Oct. 12-13 in Portland, Ore.

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