I've researched the development and use of Free and Open Source Software for several years now. I am also a frequent user of software and content available under Free and Open Source licenses and Creative Commons licenses. Typical popular software titles are Ubuntu, Android, Apache, MySQL and perhaps the most well-known Creative Commons content is Wikipedia.
To that end, I have created a campus-wide initiative for students, staff and faculty to help foster education and collaboration around such ideas. From the site's "About" page:
The mission of The Commons Initiative at SF State is two-fold:
To connect people, so they can communicate their ideas, and collaborate on projects in the digital commons space at SF State.
To foster an environment where SF State commons can participate in the commons worldwide.
The "Projects" section lists projects that are created and managed by "People" in the SF State community. These projects are shared in the commons space under one of the licenses recommended by the Free Software Foundation, the Open Source Initiative or Creative Commons.
The Commons Initiative at SF State does not own or execute any projects. Instead, we act as a hub to connect the dots across different projects and people in the hope that the whole will indeed be greater than the sum of its parts.
This initiative is open to the entire SF State community. Contact us at email@example.com