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FOSS@MAGIC hosts weekly meetings every week of classes at RIT. Meetings are Wednesdays 5:00PM - 7:00PM in MSS/71-3190 (conference room).

FOSS@MAGIC is the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) program at the RIT MAGIC Center. Founded in 2009, it is an initiative created to help develop and support FOSS efforts at RIT. A leader in academia for open source education, the program has created the first-ever minor in Free and Open Source Software in the country and supports students with finding co-ops and jobs in the industry.

The initiative is active and engaged with the open source community at large. It is sponsored since 2010 by Red Hat, Inc. Through its LibreCorps initiative, students contribute to projects and do internships on humanitarian, community and educational efforts with:

Our students represent us at community tables at OSCON and PyCon US. They have presented posters and bird-of-a-feather sessions there. They are also a fixture at the Rochester Maker Faire and the Imagine RIT festival.

On campus, FOSS@MAGIC does the following:

  • Holds weekly meetings with students
  • Partners with RIT Linux Users Group and Women in Computing organizations
  • Brings industry leaders to our FOSS Talks speaker series
  • Support student and faculty projects