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A not-for-profit, open source software development academy where maintainers mentor students and build free software together!

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This week in Grey Software 2020-08-24

We released major updates to our two focus extensions, and joined Ontario's TechAlliance incubator!Twitter Focus UpdatesTwitter focus now blocks feeds when a user navigates away and back to the homepage. The extens...
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Published on August 25, 2020 by Arsala Bangash

This week in Grey Software 2020-08-03

This week, we officially submitted our articles of incorporation, launched a blog on our website, and began drawing up slides for collaboration models with other organizations.🖼️ Big Picture Org StuffGrey Software officially submitted it's n...
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Published on August 10, 2020 by Arsala Bangash

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from Futurist Foundation Host10/22/2020

+CA$20.00CAD
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Today’s balance

CA$17.12 CAD

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~ CA$17.12 CAD

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About

Grey Software promotes freedom and collaboration in software.

We do this by:
  • Creating free apps and tools to improve the open-source software ecosystem
  • Helping students learn software engineering by collaborating with open source maintainers.

👁️‍ Vision


Grey Software envisions an open source future where software maintainers mentor students and build free software together.

🧭 How we get there

To realize our vision, we need to address the issues facing maintainers and students.


Maintainers are burnt out

Because as open-source adoption accelerates, so do the demands on their time. To see their projects flourish, they need sustainable income and passionate contributors.

We're improving the open source software ecosystem by creating useful, creative, and free software with the world's latest technology.


Students crave real world experience

Because it plays an important role when they’re recruited into the modern tech economy.

Grey Software is currently exploring two avenues for adressing these issues

  1. We're creating open-source apps that students can contribute to with guidance and structure from a mentor under our Apprentice Program.

  2. We're seeking to run an experimental educational program with universities and open source maintainers. In this program, maintainers will be offered university teaching contracts to mentor students in a project course setting. Thus, students get real-world experience, and maintainers can make a sustainable living while developing open-source software. Check out our proposed model