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  • What OSI Affiliates Are Doing For Open Source. October 29, 2019
    The Open Source Initiative has seventy affiliate members. They represent a broad swath of the open source community, representing educational institutions, projects, and communities. We’re especially proud of our affiliates’ excellent work: thought leadership in open source philosophy; forward-thinking, community-building initiatives; and the work they do as […]
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  • Open Preservation Foundation Joins Open Source Initiative October 28, 2019
    Foundation working to ensure digital information remains accessible and usable through open source software and communities becomes latest OSI affiliate member. The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global non-profit formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source software, development, and communities, is proud to announce the affiliat […]
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  • Commitment To Elevating The Very Best October 22, 2019
    The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has worked for over 20 years to promote and protect open source software and communities, animated by the principles of software freedom and recognition of the value of collaborative development. While open source is distinct from free software, this distinction isn’t clear for many, and our shared roots bind us together. It […]
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  • OSI Announces Appointment of New Board Directors October 18, 2019
    The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is pleased to announce the appointments of Deb Bryant and Tracy Hinds to fill the two vacant seats on the OSI Board of Directors. Their terms will begin immediately and run through October 2021. We hope you will join us in welcoming both to the OSI. Deb Bryant is returning to the OSI Board after spending several years away. A […]
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  • Network Time Foundation Joins Open Source Initiative October 17, 2019
    Network Time Foundation’s membership highlights larger initiative extending engagement across open source software communities. PALO ALTO, Calif. - October 17, 2019 - The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global organization working to promote and protect Open Source Software, is pleased to announce the new affiliate membership of Network Time Foundation (N […]
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  • Updates to the OSI Board September 25, 2019
    Dear Members, Moving forward, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) will appoint two directors based on the board’s discretion, as opposed to elections held with the individual and affiliate membership. As a result, the OSI Board will consist of 4 members chosen by the individual membership, 4 members chosen by affiliates, 2 members chosen by the board, and the g […]
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  • OSI Seeks Faculty (YOU!) to Teach New Open Source Courses September 10, 2019
    You probably know a little something about Open Source Software? The OSI is fortunate to include in our membership, board alumni, and business partners some of the world's most renowned innovators and recognized leaders in Open Source Software. Together the OSI community represents every facet of open source, including technical development, business pr […]
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  • The Mythical Economic Model of Open Source August 15, 2019
    It has become fashionable today to study open source through the lens of economic benefits to developers and sometimes draw rather alarming conclusions. It has also become fashionable to assume a business model tie and then berate the open source community, or their licences, for lack of leadership when the business model fails. The purpose of this article i […]
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  • Open Source Success in Schools - Something to make a "FUSS" about August 6, 2019
    Since he was a child, Marco Marinello has always found computers and how they operate intriguing. His father introduced him to the world of computer science early, including the basics of Linux system administration. Fortunately his own school — and in fact all of the South Tyrol region where he lives — runs a modified version of Debian (“Free Upgrade in Sou […]
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  • Open Source in 2019 July 30, 2019
    21 years in, the landscape around open source evolved a lot. But is, "open source" enough? According to Thierry Carrez, VP of Engineering at OSI Affiliate Member OpenStack Foundation, open source is necessary, but it is not sufficient. In this post he'll detail why. Why open source is necessary today What open source is Free software started i […]
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