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WordPress Foundation Becomes an Open Source Initiative® Affiliate Member

OSI to help share Wordpress' success as a model for other open source projects.

WordPress Logo Oct. 6, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the WordPress Foundation (WordPress) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member.

Engineering Group Becomes An Open Source Initiative Corporate Sponsor

Engineering Group confirms its support for global open source communities and contributes to OSI’s growth

prPIG Joins the Open Source Initiative

Partnership will educate students regarding the power of open source software and spur technological and social innovation.

PRLog - Aug. 25, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. prPIG’s support of open source software development and its advocacy for the adherence to the open source definition are supporting software innovation in Puerto Rico.

OSI and Conservancy Announce US Tax Exemption Working Group

Software Freedom Conservancy and the Open Source Initiative are pleased to announce that they are the founding members of a working group focused on tax exemption issues for organizations in the United States.

Recent activity by the Internal Revenue Service in response to applications for tax exempt status have sparked a lot of interest and discussion amongst free and open source software communities.

OSI Sponsors International Competition in Free and Open Source Software Multimedia

The OSI is thrilled to announce the launch of the International Competition in Free and Open Source Software Multimedia (ICOM). Organized by the Sena Primary School (SK Sena), Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) along with the state government of Perlis, Malaysia and the Ministry of Education Malaysia the video competition is open to students from around the world: from primary school children to those attending institutions of higher learning. The main objectives of ICOM are as follows:

OSI Board Changes 2014

April annually sees the start of the OSI Board year, with resulting vacancies and the appointment of directors to fill them. This year saw vacancies arising due to the retirement of Board officers -- Karl Fogel, who has done a tremendous job as OSI's Treasurer, and of Martin Michlmayr, whose work as OSI's Secretary has been beyond measure. Also leaving due to term limits is Harshad Gune, and Richard Fontana's seat was open due to the one-year terms for directors representing Individual Members.

OSI joins FSF in amicus brief in Alice v. CLS Bank

Yesterday, the Open Source Initiative, alongside the Free Software Foundation, filed a "friend of the court" brief in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a case currently being considered by the United States Supreme Court. (pdf, html)

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