Oregon State University is giving its Open Source Lab a major promotion, moving it from a services role within the university into an academic department as part of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
[caption id="attachment_59365" align="alignleft" width="150"] Several high-profile tech companies sponsor Oregon State's lab.[/caption]
The switch will raise the Corvallis lab's profile and involve dozens more students every year in a program that helped make Oregon a global hub for open source activity.
Oregon State started the lab 10 years ago to make it easier for university departments...