SustainOSS Academic WG – Next Meeting

Hey all,

We’re restarting the SustainOSS Academia WG this month! Our first meeting will take place on September 28th at 12:00pm ET, for an hour.

The format is going to be a short introduction and context setting, followed by a 20 minute presentation, 15 minutes for questions, and then any other business. If you have anything you would like to add to the agenda, add it in a comment in the agenda, or add a comment below.

This month, we’re going to be announcing and focusing on an Ecosystem Map - a incomplete but editable list of universities, organizations, terms, and resources related to academia and open source. Our goal is to make this a place where we can track what is what and how organizations fit in. We’re hoping to use this as a springboard for other work down the line.

Please share widely! Anyone is welcome to attend.

Add to Google Calendar: If you would like a non-Google invite, or if you would like to be added to the calendar event itself, send me a note at


I’ve got a feeling that open source that born and supported in academia. Then academia allowed people more free time to pursue activities. Now with management practices, pursue of funding, efficiency, and responsibility from sponsors, there is less time, more distractions, so maintainers can no longer find the place in institutions.


happy to see that the WG is rebooting! That day/hour is a bit hard for me, but I’ll do my best!


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@jlcanovas Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you there.

@abitrolly That’s not true, from my experience - academic institutions do a ton to help out open source projects. It’d be good to collect those stories and share them, though.

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