Academic Working Group

Status: Active
Bottom liner: Richard Littauer
How to get involved:


  • To connect universities and other academic research institutions to collaborate on how to approach and work on open source together.


  • To build an ecosystem map of the space so that we know who is doing relevant work and how to get involved
  • To connect people working in universities, both in and outside of OSPOs
  • To enable collaboration around shared effort in academia

Guiding questions

  • What does it mean for open source to be part of academia?
  • What is the role of OSPOs in academia? What does a post-OSPO world look like?
  • How do students, researchers, civil society members, and institutions work together effectively for open source?
  • What is the wider role around research software engineers, and how can we support them as part of the open source ecosystem?

Reports, documents, and resources

  • An ecosystem map is being made to outline the space as a whole.