While it sounds like a classic Bond episode, my friends at Hull who know about these things assure me that that it is indeed a very worthwhile endeavor to follow and support. Therefore, here duly noted and included.
The Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Hull, and the UHI Millennium
Institute announce the formation of the Tetra Collaboration, the outcome
of a series of meetings and a major summit held at the University of Oxford
on the 25th-26th September 2006. The goal of the Tetra Collaboration is to coordinate activities across the member organisations so as to more efficiently develop and deploy open source enterprise applications of use to UK and European universities and colleges. By working together we can share common solutions to better serve the needs of students and academics, and each of the institutions named is committed to making tangible contributions into the collaboration.
More information from http://www.bodington.org/