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  • Welcoming Software Heritage June 8, 2018
    Coade Stone, like that used in the Nelson Pediment at the Old Royal Naval College, is a fantastic artificial rock whose creation process was lost for more than a century because it was kept secret. Software too is a precious part of our cultural heritage. OSI Board President Simon Phipps' spoke at the opening of Software Heritage at UNESCO, highlighting […]
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  • Open Source Principles Give the Workplace Soul May 29, 2018
    As part of the 20th anniversary of open source software and the Open Source Initiative , the OSI is reaching out to our community of individual and affiliate members, sponsors, current and past board directors, and supporters to share their success stories. We want to hear from those who’ve succeeded in, and with, open source software, development, and commu […]
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  • San Francisco Open Source Voting Update for May, 2018 May 6, 2018
    This update was provided by Chris Jerdonek (@cjerdonek) and has an important and urgent call to action to help defend elections in California: This Sunday, May 6 at 2pm in San Francisco's Mission District, an open source voting "campaign kick-off" event is happening with many city and state leaders speaking in support. Can you spare some time […]
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  • Open Source Election System Certified April 12, 2018
    OSI Affiliate Member, The National Association of Voting Officials (NAVO), announced this week the certification of the Prime lll open source election system for the State of Ohio. NAVO spokesperson Brent Turner stated the ballot delivery system is, “the first step toward appropriately secure voting systems replacing the ‘secret software‘ systems that have p […]
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  • Engineering Group and Open Source Initiative Partner for Enhanced Leadership in Open Source: Engineering Group continues its support of global open source software communities. March 28, 2018
    Rome (Italy) - March 27, 2018 – Engineering Group, the global IT player and Italian leader in digital transformation, announced their continued sponsorship of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The OSI is internationally recognized as the stewards of open source software, working to promote and protect open source projects, development and communities. For 20 […]
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  • CAVO Promotes Open Source Voting in Documentary and Legislation March 20, 2018
    The California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), and OSI Affiliate Member, is working on several fronts to promote the adoption of open source software in voting systems. In addition to being featured in an upcoming documentary, the group has recently partnered with a California-based elections reform group, focused on limiting the influence of "b […]
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  • 2018 Affiliate and Individual Member Election Results March 17, 2018
    The OSI's 2018 elections ran from February 3, with the opening of nominations, through March 16, when the voting was closed at 12:00 midnight PDT. This year's Board of Directors election sought to fill two Affiliate Member seats, and two Individual Member seats. Voting in OSI elections is open to all OSI Individual Members and the community represe […]
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  • Crowdsourcing FOSS Project Success: Clearly defined project data, a smooth path to widespread adoption. March 6, 2018
    PALO ALTO, Calif. - March 6, 2018 -- Today the Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announced its Incubator Project, ClearlyDefined, a crowdsourced project aimed at boosting the success of FOSS projects by clearly defining their status. Absences or ambiguities around licensing or known security vulnerabilities can erode confidence and limit project success. Project […]
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  • OSI Celebration at Campus Party Brazil March 5, 2018
    The Open Source Initiative (OSI) celebrated its 20th Anniversary at Campus Party Brazil 2018 during the first week of February. Campus Party Brazil is among the largest and most diverse tech events in the world. The eleventh edition of the event received a total of 120,000 attendees, of which 8000 were "campers" (participants who actually camp in t […]
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  • SalesAgility, the driving force behind SuiteCRM, joins Open Source Initiative as Corporate Sponsor. February 26, 2018
    Commitment to openness, freedom and collaboration in open source demands a different corporate mindset, a different set of values and a different set of behaviors. PALO ALTO, Calif. - Feb. 26, 2018 – The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting open source software, announced today the Premium Sponsorship of […]
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