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Open Source Initiative launches free webinar series

OSIdeas is a forum where the OSI community of affiliate members, sponsors, and supporters can share their good work—projects, practices, and people.Read more

17 years of defending open source: Join the OSI today

Become an Open Source Initiative member today
The Open Source Initiative is launching their first-ever Individual Membership Drive. The mission of the OSI is to protect and promote open source...Read more

Openwashing: adopter beware

Openwashing: Tom Sawyer whitewashing a fence
Openwashing is when a company undertakes egregious marketing and promotion schemes that exaggerate their participation in / contributions to /...Read more

Does your code need a license?

licensing intellectual property
Copyright, copyleft, or copy none? The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is concerned that some open source software developers are not choosing a license...Read more

Give back to open source on Giving Tuesday

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Black Friday first spread to Cyber Monday, then Grey Thursday. Now the week-long spending frenzy has turned charitable with Giving Tuesday . New York...Read more

The Open Source Initiative: Add your voice

Tell me more
One of my personal open source community highlights this year was joining the Open Source Initiative (OSI) board. I first discovered OSI in 2003 when...Read more

OSI announces new initiatives and seeks your input

New OSI initiative
OSI is changing, and you can help! I spoke at FOSDEM in Brussels on Saturday on behalf of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), where I serve as a...Read more

Balancing transparency and privacy

One of the keys to a successful open source community is appropriate transparency. A community with strong values around transparency will also be...Read more