Who from industry and the local open source community is supporting this effort?

A number of community leaders, business and group organizers, open source developers, and other interested representatives from the public and private sectors, and academia are already involved in helping grow open source software development in the Portland area. A volunteer citizen advisory board was formed based on specific resource needs of the project in addition to a pool of people encountered through meetings with community groups and their representatives. See the Data Providers and Sponsors page for a full list.