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By OSI Staff on 29 Nov 2022

Together we can make a difference Рbecome an OSI member today. Only with a strong...

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By OSI Staff on 17 Nov 2022

Transcript from October 20th Deep Dive: AI Academia panel Stefano Maffulli: All right, here we...

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By Stefano Maffulli on 16 Nov 2022

We have a new official social media channel for the Open Source Initiative: OSI is...

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By Jessica Iavarone on 11 Nov 2022

What a month has just passed! Deep Dive: AI, our innovative form of online event,...

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By Jessica Iavarone on 10 Nov 2022

What a month has just passed! Deep Dive: AI, our innovative form of online event,...

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By OSI Staff on 10 Nov 2022

Transcript from October 18th Deep Dive: AI Legal panel Stefano Maffulli: All right, Well, thanks...

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To promote and protect open source software and communities...

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.