The most Frequently Asked Questions on OSSN. And their answers!
- In order to have your club be formally recognized at least one club leader must fill the Club's registration form here. Then, in the next 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation that your club is registered and a Club profile will automatically be created on the website. It's time to invite your Club's members to join the network and the Club!
- If you don’t have an established club but would like to start an open source club you are welcome to apply. Fill out the registration form and indicate that you’re starting a new club. We’ll send you materials and tips for launching a successful club.
Your Club and OSSN
- The goal of the program is to support your club to learn about and contribute to open source projects. You can run any of the activities listed in the relevant page on the website or other activities related to open source. If you have an idea for an activity which will advance the mission you can propose it on our Slack instance.
- Budget and swag are not yet available through the Open Source Student Network program. However we recommend checking your University's website or student union to find out about whether funding is available through your school.
- You do not have to have “Mozilla” in your club name to participate. In fact, we encourage you to keep your name focused on the purpose of your club. However we do require that clubs registered with the open source student network have a focus on learning about, contributing to, or creating open source projects.
- Yes, multiple technical clubs from the same campus can register with Mozilla. For example, on one campus the Women in Computing Club, and an Open Source CS Club, may both be part of the network.
- No. Part of the definition of a club is that they meet regularly in person, while some activities will definitely be virtual, in order to be recognized as a part of the network they need to be primarily based on a real life campus.
- If you are passionate about open source and are interested in finding more ways to contribute we encourage you to use all of the resources freely available on the site to get started contributing locally. However only Clubs or Societies based on a University or Post-Secondary campus will be officially recognized by the program.
- This program is currently focused exclusively on the US to test a more focused regional approach to empowering and connecting clubs with a discrete focus on making technical contributions to open source projects. In the meantime we’re continuing to support the work of our non-US student clubs through the Campus Clubs program. To learn about the global campus program visit - campus.mozilla.community.