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Welcome to The University of Texas Open Source Program Office (UT-OSPO)

The vision of the UT-OSPO is to engage faculty and students in an open source participation pathway.

Learn about UT-OSPO

Meet Our Team

Experts from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), central IT services, University of Texas Libraries, and the School of Information.

Discover Resources

Learn about the UT-OSPO Participation Pathway and Open Source community websites.

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Find training opportunities in-person, virtual, or sessions previously recorded.

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See what UT-OSPO has been up to since launching in August 2023.


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A pathway for participation in research open source

Feb. 20, 2024
UT-OSPO core team members James Howison and Jennifer Schopf discuss maturity models and present the UT OSPO Participation Pathway illustrated with case study examples from the NetSage open source project.

UT establishes new hub for open source software collaboration, support

Nov. 7, 2023
With financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, experts from the Texas Advanced Computing Center, central IT services, University of Texas Libraries and the School of Information are collaborating to run this project.

UT Launches Open Source Software Office To Support Researchers

Oct. 25, 2023
To maximize the social and economic impact of open source software in research and education, The University of Texas at Austin has launched the Open Source Program Office, a central hub for open source activity, connection, training and support to enable open source practices as a key part of the University.
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UT-OSPO Events

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Monday July 15, 2024 - Friday July 19, 2024, All day
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) - Advanced Computing Building (ACB)
Join us for TACC's Machine Learning Institute. Learn about important machine learning and deep learning concepts, methods, and applications through hands-on training.
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Thursday August 1, 2024 - Saturday August 31, 2024, All day
Dates and times to be determined. The Office of the CIO will offer a training course to campus IT, Libraries, and research staff on how to help researchers begin open source projects and connect with the UT-OSPO as they move through the UT-OSPO Participation Pathway.
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