In Oregon today, we participated in a press conference announcing our contribution of $350,000 to a joint open source technology initiative of Oregon State University and Portland State University. With the grant, the universities will collaborate to encourage open source software and hardware development, develop academic curricula and provide computing infrastructure to open source projects worldwide.

Scott Kveton and Bart Massey have both done terrific work to date and we're happy to be able to help them continue creating more open source developers, code, and infrastructure. I've asked them to provide us the odd post now and then to tell us how it is going.

The Google Blog has a link to the Governor's press release and some other details about the donation.