FOSS Clubs

FOSS Club by FOSS United is an initiative to promote free and open-source culture and collaboration among students through events, workshops, and networking on college campuses.

Role of the Lead

Build a FOSS community
Host events and workshops
Build and maintain teams

Benefits for the Lead

Leadership Skills

Gain and develop vital leadership and project management skills.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with other open-source enthusiasts, developers, and mentors.

Potential Recommendations

Possibility of receiving a Certificate and a Letter of Recommendation recognizing their commitment and leadership.

Enhanced Tech. Knowledge

Improve and diversify technical abilities through hands-on project work.

Professional Exposure

Get recognized in the professional world through contributions to open-source projects.


Access to guidance from experienced professionals in the FOSS community.

Support From FOSS United

Expert Speakers

Provide experienced speakers for lectures and workshops.

Funding Support

Offer financial aid of up to ₹ 50,000 per club / year to organize events.

Educational Resources

Supply educational material and resources to facilitate learning.


Provide access to mentors for guidance and assistance in projects.

Criteria for a Lead

Timeframe: Must have at least one academic year remaining before graduation.
Enrollment Status: Must be a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate program.
Program Commitment: Expected to commit to the program for one year, subject to evaluation after the first three months.
Leadership and Organization: Previous experience in planning events and leading a team is highly desirable.
Quality FOSS Contributions: Should have made some valuable contributions to free and open-source projects.
Passion for Impact: Keen interest in making a significant contribution to their campus through the FOSS club.

Lead's Commitment and Conduct

  • Non-Profit Adherence: Refrain from using the FOSS Club name for personal profit.

  • Partnership Encouragement: Collaborations with groups and companies for additional resources like speakers and venues are welcomed.

  • FOSS Promotion: Avoid promoting non-FOSS entities through the club platform.

  • Brand Alignment: Adhere to the brand guidelines as closely as possible.

  • Active Engagement: Maintain regular activity and consistent interaction with the community.

  • Open Communication: Be willing and available to communicate with the FOSS United Team as needed.

Responsibilities for the Lead

  • Event Organization: Ideally, host an event monthly, totaling at least six events annually.

  • Activity Reporting: Regularly document and report club activities.

  • Team Building: Formulate a supportive core team to help with event organization and initiative execution.

  • Code Compliance: Strictly adhere to the FOSS Code of Conduct.

Become a FOSS Club Lead!

Apply by 20 Aug 2023

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