Now P:P is gearing up to expand. There will be a bigger hackathon in February, deemed SS12, at UCLA, sponsored by P:P, the Association of Computing Machinery at UCLA and the Mozilla Foundation.
While the organization remains nonprofit and open source, there is now a need for at least one paid position, to be funded by grants, Leung says.
We do not plan to earn revenue through a spread of our programs. In fact we plan to be completely open-source — our programs can be downloaded, modified and used by anyone at no cost — in hopes that similar programs will spread to other universities and around the world with or without our involvement. We are looking to grow and that will require people to dedicate even more of their time to this project. [So it will be necessary to] “compensate for our core positions and perhaps one day to have a full-time staff.