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  • Join Us In New York City April 18, 2019
    OSI members and affiliates are invited to join the OSI Board of Directors, local college and university student groups, and the broader New York City open source community to discuss "Careers in Open Source". Open source jobs, what are they... where are they? Finding and leveraging open source projects to expand your opportunities. What companies a […]
  • Powering Potential Expands to Peru April 9, 2019
    The Nainokanoka Secondary School in the Ngorongoro District, Tanzania, May 2018The Open Source Initiative’s first African Affiliate Member, Powering Potential Inc. (PPI), is pleased to announce the launch of their award-winning solar-powered Raspberry Pi computer labs in Peru. The pilot program builds on PPI's successes already enhancing education throu […]
  • ClearlyDefined Update April 2, 2019
    It’s been just over a year since the Open Source Initiative approved the proposal for ClearlyDefined to be a project under its organization. So far the project has successfully built a robust software system in collaboration with lots of folks from the community. We wanted to tell you more about what we’ve built so far and how you can get involved with the p […]
  • March 2019 License-Review Summary April 1, 2019
    In March, the License-Review mailing list saw the retraction of the SSPL from review, and discussed a set of GPLv3 Additional Terms. The License-Discuss list (summarized at https://opensource.org/LicenseDiscuss032019) was far more active. Among other things, it discussed Van Lindberg's upcoming Cryptographic Autonomy License, and saw extensive discussio […]
  • March 2019 License-Discuss Summary April 1, 2019
    In March, the License-Discuss mailing list discussed: the Cryptographic Autonomy License its interactions with the GDPR how public performance applies to software the License-Review process views on tone and conduct on the list the list's role in the license review process problems with email, and alternative tools whether a PEP-style process might help […]
  • Run-off Election Results March 25, 2019
    After a tie in the 2019 OSI Board of Directors election between Christine Hall, and Mariatta Wijaya, a run-off election was required. The run-off election ran from March 18th, through March 25th, 2019, resulting in a victory for Christine Hall, by a slim margin of only two votes. Christine Hall, 96 Mariatta Wijaya, 94 Christine's victory places her into […]
  • New Open Source Initiative Sponsors Emphasize Diverse/Broad Industry Adoption March 22, 2019
    Palo Alto, CA - March 22, 2019 – New sponsors, Daily Fantasy Cafe and Lineups.com highlight open source software’s appeal, from traditional business infrastructure to driving innovation. Today the Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global non-profit formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source software and communities, is pleased to a […]
  • 2019 OSI Board Election Results March 17, 2019
    OSI elections seat two returning directors, three new directors, with the last seat to be determined through a run-off election. The OSI recently held our 2019 Board elections to seat six Board Directors, two elected from the affiliate membership, and four from the individual membership. We would like to congratulate, Pamela Chestek (nominated by The Documen […]
  • Software Freedom Conservancy Becomes an Open Source Initiative Affiliate Member March 14, 2019
    Palo Alto, CA - March 14, 2019 – The Software Freedom Conservancy joins long list of Open Source Initiative Affiliate Members The Open Source Initiative (OSI), the founding organization of the open source software movement, is excited to announce the Affiliate Membership of the Software Freedom Conservancy. "Conservancy", a public charity, that wor […]
  • February 2019 License-Review Summary March 4, 2019
    In February, the License-Review mailing list discussed: Convertible Free Software License (C-FSL) Twente License Server Side Public License, Version 2 (SSPL v2) Review process, governance, and the OSD The corresponding License-Discuss summary is online at https://opensource.org/LicenseDiscuss022019 and covers discussions on how to keep the mailing lists civi […]

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