The OSI has has voiced our support to recent efforts by the City and County of San Francisco's Department of Elections to develop an open source voting system. The following is an update provided to the OSI from Commissioner and Vice President of the Elections Commission, Chris Jerdonek.
A lot has happened this past month in the movement for San Francisco to develop and certify the country's first open source voting system!
Note: The following comments were submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget, regarding the "Federal Source Code Policy" on behalf of the OSI https://github.com/WhiteHouse/source-code-policy/issues/227
Marist College, consistently recognized as an innovator in open source systems, becomes the second institution of higher education to join the OSI.
Although the signers believe that Commission has the best of intentions, the signers believe that the NPRM harms computing users and substantially interferes with innovation in the wireless space.
The signers are concerned about three changes in the NPRM:
The Free Software Foundation and Software Freedom Conservancy have released a statement of principles on how GPL enforcement work can and should be done in a community-oriented fashion. The president of the Open Source Initiative, Allison Randal, participated as a co-author in the drafting of the principles, together with the leadership of FSF and Conservancy.
The Open Source Initiative's mission centers on advocating for and supporting efforts to improve community best practices, in order to promote and protect open source (founded on the principles of free software). While the OSI's work doesn't include legal enforcement actions for the GPL or any of the family of licenses that conform to the Open Source Definition, we applaud these principles set forth by the FSF and Conservancy, clearly defining community best practices around GPL enforcement.
Sponsorship consolidates technical infrastructure and support for OSI’s web hosting and administrative systems.
Leading vendor-independent Linux certification organization extends commitment to furthering the adoption of Linux and Open Source.
Project focused on eliminating poverty shares vision of open source development for the good of the global community.
July 19, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) this week welcomed The Mifos Initiative as the latest Affiliate Member to join the global non-profit focused on promoting and protecting open source software, development and communities.