Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software

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Mission Statement

To provide a creative, intellectual and entrepreneurial outlet for students to use the latest open-source software platforms to develop applications that solve societal problems.


RCOS is a group of RPI students who work on open source projects. During the semester, meeting times are as follows:

Our members work on a variety of projects, as can be seen here. The projects page is itself our dashboard to help us keep up with the status of the projects!

Benefits of being an RCOS member


Students can participate in RCOS for course credit or for a stipend. At the beginning of each semester, the Internal Advisory Board will review project proposals and decide which projects should receive financial support.