Director of the Open Source Programs Office
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Vermont
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has funded an initial set of six university-based open source programs offices (OSPOs) at Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, the University of California Santa Cruz, and the University of Vermont. Recently, the Sloan Foundation announced a program to fund an additional set of university OSPOs as part of the growing interest and importance of open-source software as a primary output to support open science research, teaching, and translation. This group presentation features early lessons learned from the first six university-based OSPOs including the feedback from an informational session for the most recent Sloan Foundation program.