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Why I am a Member of the Open Source Initiative

(Original post by Leslie Hawthorn, CC-BY)

And you should be, too.

Full disclosure: I sit on the Board of the Open Source Initiative and am running for reelection in 2015. My board seat is a volunteer position and I receive no financial compensation for this work.

Open Source Initiative 2015 Membership Drive

February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the OSI: Please join today

Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance Joins Open Source Initiative

Association highlights growth of open source software across industries and sectors

Dec. 17, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Electronic Heath Records Alliance, or OSEHRA, a non-profit community dedicated to supporting open source users, developers, service providers, and researchers engaged in advancing health information technology, has joined the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) Affiliate Membership program. OSI Affiliates are organizations committed to public support for open source software and the role the OSI plays therein.

OSI 2014 Annual Report

First, let me start off by thanking all of you in the open source software community for your tremendous support and help throughout my first year with the Open Source Initiative. It has been quite a transition for me, moving from the formality and conventionalism of institutions of higher education, to what in many ways feels like a start-up.

November 2014 OSI Newsletter

OSI Newsletter: November 2014

TYPO3 Association Joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member

Shared commitment to open source community-development, education and promotion of non-proprietary software.

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.


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