This part of the wiki will take firmer shape as we get closer to the grant proposal deadline, but some decisions have already been made.
The system will be written to be run on a LAMP stack - Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This is a standard setup for a computer using open source software, i.e. free for any institution to adopt, and all source code is publicly available.
For the funded period of the grant, SOCL will be hosted on grant-funded servers so that we can address technical support issues as quickly as possible. Partnering institutions sign a letter of support stating that after the grant expires (likely 3-5 total years), pending success of the system, the institution will migrate the SOCL system to their own servers.
Since the software is free and the resources it runs on typically already available in a collegiate environment, the only incremental cost to institutions would be for any desired technical support roles. For the life of the grant, technical support will be provided from grant funds (and a technical support manual will be drafted based on common technical support issues, which will be available to institutions at migration).