FOSSology grants

Hello moles,

Here is an RFP I received this past week. I've copied it here.

Request for PROPOSALS

Hewlett Packard, major sponsor of the FOSSology project
(, is accepting short proposals from academic
institutions involved in research in areas of interest to the
FOSSology project. FOSSology is an open source project dedicated to
analysis and mining of open source data and using the results for the
betterment of the free and open source software (FOSS) and FOSS

Interesting areas include but are not limited to:

- vulnerability analysis
- vulnerability tracking
- dependency analysis
- code reuse detection

Currently, the FOSSology project concentrates on software license
detection, but would like to expand into other areas. Feel free to
suggest your own area or propose something around the above topics

Grant amounts are in the range of $5,000 - $20,000 USD. The number of
grants awarded is dependent on the number and quality of proposals

Proposals should short (1-2 pages).

Grant recipients will be expected to communicate with other FOSSology
developers through the public mailing list and/or IRC channel. If
grants are awarded on a single topic to multiple teams, those teams
will run their own program but be expected share information across

Submission date is open now.

Deadline for proposals: March 24, 2009

Grant(s) award notification (via email only) on or before April 30, 2009

To submit a proposal, send an email to with the
subject line "FOSSology Grant Proposal".

For additional information, please see, or
contact me directly.

Thank you,
Bob Gobeille
Hewlett Packard
Open Source Program Office
bob.gobeille AT
bobg AT