HARTFORD, Conn. – The Humanitarian FOSS Project (HFOSS), a collaborative three-college program that creates free open source software (FOSS) for the common good, received a major vote of confidence recently with the awarding of an $800,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under its Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education program (CPATH).

 Trinity’s share of the grant amounts to $467,636, with the balance divided between Wesleyan University and Connecticut College, the two schools that have partnered with Trinity in the development of the free software that benefits the community.

 The funds represent an extension of a half-million...

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