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By OSI Staff on 24 May 2022
OpenLogic by Perforce: Why we support OSI This week, we’re pleased to spotlight OSI sponsor,...
By Simon Phipps on 19 May 2022
One of the biggest hidden challenges facing the software and technology world is the evolving...
By OSI Staff on 17 May 2022
What might not be as well-known are Bloomberg’s contributions to open source software, both as a driver for its own technology and application infrastructure, as well as developing enterprise-scale tools for the broader open source community.
By OSI Staff on 12 May 2022
As the steward of the Open Source Definition, the OSI needs to understand all the...
By OSI Staff on 12 May 2022
'Get plugged into education!' with Moodle will be the first project in a series of hackathons part of a joint initiative launched by The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the Directorate-General for Informatics of European Commission (DG DIGIT).
By OSI Staff on 3 May 2022
Since its founding, publicplan has been committed to the concept of open source software. For us, there is no greater good than free information.

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.