We believe Open Source is the engine that powers innovation. That’s why we’re building and supporting a Network of university and college Clubs eager to learn about, contribute to and create Open Source projects.

What do we want to achieve?

At Mozilla, our mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet. Through our Open Source Student Network (OSSN) we aim to encourage students and Clubs to fuel the Open Source movement.

Our goal is to empower you to:

  • Build a safe and inclusive community where you can connect, collaborate and share,

  • Contribute code to meaningful Open Source projects from around the world while advancing your skills,

  • Set up Open Source projects that solve local problems and at the same time foster the global ecosystem,

  • Advocate for software that is open and accessible to all.

What do we do?

We’ve designed a Network that makes it easy for students to learn about and contribute to Open Source on their campuses.

We provide you with the right activities and assistance, but also with motivating challenges:

  • We connect your Club with resources that will help you develop new skills,

  • We offer ongoing support to members in the form of online 1:1 discussions, network calls and newsletters,

  • We present you with opportunities that match your interests, let you contribute code and therefore improve your expertise.

Who helps us?

Open Source is all about community, so we work closely with major groups and organizations already in this space like POSSE, GitHub, The GNOME Project and Red Hat. Go to our Below, you can discover who is sharing our mission and to find out how other contributors can get involved. We’re always looking for new organizations and individuals to drive our Network forward.


Professors for Open Source Software Experience has worked closely with Mozilla to provide mentorship and support throughout the development of the program. Through our ongoing partnership POSSE helps us identify students, amplify our reach to academic institutions, and provide tools and training for students about collaborating with faculty.

Red Hat

Together with Red Hat’s University Outreach team we try and bridge the gaps between various open source initiatives and find valuable resources and connections for our students.


Beyond driving students towards Hacktoberfest and sharing training materials, we work regularly with the GitHub student expert team to connect our students together to learn from and benefit each other.


A new programming language systems that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. We work closely with the Rust team to design meaningful opportunities for students to learn about and contribute to the innovative Rust language.

GNOME Project

Our newest collaborator we’re working with the gnome project to design engaging activities that introduce students to the gnome community.

Gnome Project