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Free and Open Source Software @ RIT MAGIC Center

Free and open source software at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Weekly FOSS Hours held every Wednesday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM in MSS/71-3190 (conference room).

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Find FOSS@MAGIC at Imagine RIT 2019 in MAGIC Spell Studios

16 April 2019

FOSS@MAGIC is proud to be an exhibitor at this year’s Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Center on April 27th, 2019. This year, FOSS@MAGIC will exhibit student projects and build awareness of our initiative and program in the RIT and Rochester communities. Hunaina Abid, Justin W. Flory, Nathaniel Larrimore, and Wilfried Hounyo are participating as student representatives and exhibitors with the support of Prof. Stephen Jacobs and Dr. Joe Anderson.

Meet our projects

Three projects are presented at our booth this year:

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Partnering with UNICEF to build humanitarian open source communities

01 April 2019

On Monday, April 1st, 2019, Prof. Stephen Jacobs and Justin W. Flory met with the next cohort of international humanitarian start-ups funded by the UNICEF Innovation Fund. This continues the partnership between FOSS@MAGIC and the UNICEF Office of Innovation started in 2012. Jacobs and Flory worked with UNICEF fund managers to support the next round of funded companies to build open source communities around their humanitarian products.

About the UNICEF Innovation Fund

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is an investment fund for humanitarian projects that address the needs of vulnerable children. To receive funding, companies must release some or all components of their product as free and open source software. This aligns to one of the Principles for Digital Development followed by UNICEF: Use Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source, and Open Innovation.

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