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By Mike Linksvayer on 29 Sep 2022

GitHub is sponsoring Open Source Initiative’s Deep Dive: AI because we think it’s important for the community to unpack how open source software, process, and principles can help best deliver on the promise of AI.

The post OSI’s Deep Dive is an essential discussion on the future of AI and open source first appeared on Voices of Open Source.

By Javier Perez on 28 Sep 2022

The second annual collaborative surve and report on the state of Open Source software, with OpenLogic and OSI.

The post Raising funds for a good cause while learning about Open Source trends first appeared on Voices of Open Source.

By OSI Staff on 21 Sep 2022

This month, we’re pleased to spotlight one of our sponsors, Atlantic.Net, and learn why Open...

The post Atlantic.Net: Why we sponsor OSI first appeared on Voices of Open Source.

By OSI Staff on 13 Sep 2022

In this episode, Stefano Maffulli, executive director of the Open Source Initiative, and Mo Zhou, AI research expert and Debian developer, examine the key components of artificial intelligence systems and how those components by their very nature complicate the idea of AI software that is truly open source.

The post Episode 5: Why Debian won’t distribute AI models any time soon first appeared on Voices of Open Source.

By Deb Bryant on 12 Sep 2022

I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve accepted the role of US Policy Director...

The post Rising to Answer the Call: Sound Public Policy for Open Source Questions first appeared on Voices of Open Source.

By OSI Staff on 8 Sep 2022

We are slowly, but surely starting to return to in person events. Our next stop...

The post OSI Executive Director to speak at Open Source Summit Europe first appeared on Voices of Open Source.

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For over 20 years the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has worked to raise awareness and adoption of open source software, and build bridges between open source communities of practice. As a global non-profit, the OSI champions software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure, stewarding the Open Source Definition (OSD), and preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement.

Open source software is made by many people and distributed under an OSD-compliant license which grants all the rights to use, study, change, and share the software in modified and unmodified form. Software freedom is essential to enabling community development of open source software.