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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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  • Brandeis University and Open Source Initiative to Launch New Educational Partnership. July 17, 2019
    Resources designed to fill key skills gaps as open source industry matures. OSCON – PORTLAND, OR – July 17, 2019 – Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies division (GPS) will partner with The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) to provide new educational offerings for the open source community, the university announced at OSCON 2019. As more companies […]
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  • Juniper Networks Extends Commitment to Open Source Software and Communities through Open Source Initiative Sponsorship. July 14, 2019
    Generous support from long-standing open source collaborator and contributor will advance open source alignment and foster open standards. OSCON, Portland, OR - July 15, 2019 – The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the founding organization of the Open Source Software movement and steward of the Open Source Definition, announced today corporate sponsorship by […]
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  • On Why OpenStack Foundation Joined the OSI July 3, 2019
    Over the past year, the definition of open source has been challenged, as some companies wanted to change the licensing of their software while continuing to reap the benefits of calling it open source, or at least the benefits of being potentially confused with open source. That makes the work of the Open Source Initiative more important than ever. For more […]
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  • Open Source Initiative Welcomes TODO Group as Affiliate Member July 1, 2019
    PALO ALTO, Calif. - July 2, 2019 -- The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community, announced today the affiliate membership of TODO Group. Boasting membership from some of tod […]
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  • Publication of Research on Company Contributions to OSS Projects June 30, 2019
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering has published an article on company contributions to community open source projects authored by partners in the LIM-IT project. "On Company Contributions to Community OSS Projects" reports an investigation of how practitioners working for businesses interact with eight community OSS projects of various size […]
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