Open Source Research Projects
CROSS supports the work of open source software projects that pair industry and faculty mentors with UCSC graduate students interested in open source software. This effort creates a platform for effective industry-academic cooperation on innovative open source efforts. These projects are in keeping with CROSS’s mandate of bridging the gap between student research and open source software projects. CROSS research projects look to answer fundamental research questions and open plausible paths to open source software that would be widely adopted. Proposals are considered regularly at the Industrial Advisory Board meetings.
CROSS is also working with members to support research aimed at creating a “standards incubator.” The first effort of this kind is the with Eusocial storage devices.