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  • 2020 OSI Election Results March 14, 2020
    Congratulations to Megan Byrd-Sanicki and Josh Simmons who were both elected to the OSI board's two individual member seats, and to Italo Vignoli, nominated by Associazione LibreItalia, who was elected to the one open affiliate member seat. The newly elected Directors will take their seats on the Board, April 1, 2020.* The OSI thanks all of those who pa […]
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  • Job Opening: Principal Software Engineer for ClearlyDefined March 7, 2020
    We are excited to announce the growing OSI Incubator Project, ClearlyDefined is now seeking a Principal Software Engineer. Would you like to work with companies developing open source software and the broader open source community? Are you interested in open source compliance? Does a job working as, part technical architect, part community manager, and part […]
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  • The Hard Work of Critical Conversations in Open Source March 4, 2020
    Open source is bigger and more diverse than ever before. With that success comes challenges, some new and some old, but all of them on a larger scale than ever before. As we grow and convene more people and viewpoints, the conversations will get more difficult. In some ways, that’s good--vigorous discussions help us clarify our shared understanding and pushi […]
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  • OSI Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court's Google v. Oracle January 15, 2020
    The Open Source Initiative is proud to join OSI affiliate members Creative Commons, Mozilla Foundation, Software Freedom Conservancy, and Wikimedia Foundation along with other small, medium and open source technology organizations in filing an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief in the Google v. Oracle case pending before the U.S. Supreme C […]
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  • Happy New Year! January 1, 2020
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  • An Appeal From The OSI President December 27, 2019
    I want to write to you a triumphant message about what a wonderful year it has been for open source and the Open Source Initiative (OSI). There has been a lot to celebrate as an organization and a community. More than 600 of you are now members of the OSI, making us stronger than we’ve ever been before. We have increased staffing capacity, which makes it so […]
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  • Luis Antonio Galindo Castro is an OSI Member and you should be too! December 18, 2019
    For almost 20 years Luis Antonio Galindo Castro has been an intense user of Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS), and for eight of those years--since the founding of our membership program--he's been an OSI Individual Member. We hope you too, as an intense user of FLOSS, will join us as an OSI member. Luis' work in, with, and for the FLOSS commu […]
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  • November 2019 License-Discuss & License-Review Summaries December 18, 2019
    In November 2019, topics on the License-Discuss mailing list included best practices for embedding Apache v2 software, a request for public comment on OpenChain, and processes for transitioning code to Public Domain, while the License-Review mailing list members did not hold any discussions over the course of the month. Once again, we would like to thank Amo […]
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  • October 2019 License-Review Summary December 2, 2019
    We would like to introduce (and thank!) Amol Meshram, who has joined us here at the OSI to provide monthly summaries of both the License-Discuss and License-Review mailing lists. We hope these reports provide you with a helpful snapshot of the monthly activities on the lists, keeping you up to date with the latest topics, while also providing a reference poi […]
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  • October 2019 License-Discuss Summary December 2, 2019
    We would like to introduce (and thank!) Amol Meshram, who has joined us here at the OSI to provide monthly summaries of both the License-Discuss and License-Review mailing lists. We hope these reports provide you with a helpful snapshot of the monthly activities on the lists, keeping you up to date with the latest topics, while also providing a reference poi […]
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