Defining Open Source AI
The time has come to have a clear definition
We’re driving a multi-stakeholder process to define an “Open Source AI”
An open process
This Deep Dive is a series of events, in person and online, gathering opinions and comments from individual developers, lawyers, researchers, non-profit organizations, companies and government officials developing and using AI systems.
An ambitious goal
OSI is bringing together global experts to establish a shared set of principles that can recreate the permissionless, pragmatic and simplified collaboration for AI practitioners, similar to what the Open Source Definition has done.
A global drafting and review process
Open call for papers, webinar series
Collect ideas from the community describing precise problem areas in AI and collect suggestions for solutions.
June 21, 2023
San Francisco, CA
A small gathering at the Mozilla HQ to set the ground rules, create the first working document of a Definition of Open Source AI.
Community review #1
Meeting at birds of a feather in Portland during the FOSSY event from the Software Freedom Conservancy.
Community review #2
Meeting at birds of a feather at the Linux Foundation Open Source Congress in Geneva.
Deep Dive Webinars
Host the online presentations from experts approved by the Deep Dive program committee
Community review #3
Meeting at birds of a feather in Bilbao, Spain around the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.
Release candidate 1
Meeting at All Things Open at OSI’s day event. We’ll collect all the feedback and prepare a release candidate of the Open Source AI Definition.
During this process the draft proposal will always be available online with comments open.
To be continued in 2024
More chances to review
The process will continue in 2024 with more online and in person meetings all over the world.
Deep Dive AI Webinar Series
As part of our Deep Dive: AI, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is gathering a diverse collection of leaders to collaborate in drafting a definition for “Open Source AI.” Speakers from law, academia, NGOs, enterprise, and the OSS community will present webinars addressing pressing issues and potential solutions in our development and use of AI systems. Webinars will run between September 26 and October 12, 2023. Each session will include live QA with attendees.
All Things Open – Deep Dive AI
TUESDAY (October 17, 2023)
11:30 am-12:15 pm ET
Pamela Chestek (Chestek Legal)
12:45 pm-1:30 pm ET
Deb Bryant (OSI), Stephen Jacobs (Open@RIT)
1:45 pm-2:30 pm ET
Aeva Black (CISA/OSI), Madison Oliver (GitHub), Brian Dussault (Stacklok)
2:45 pm-3:30 pm ET
3:45 pm-4:30 pm ET
Deep Dive: AI 2022
Download the 2022 Deep Dive: AI final report
Do you want to support this process?
Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the “Deep Dive: Defining Open Source AI” series.