Elections of the Board of Directors

The board of directors that is the ultimate authority responsible for the Open Source Initiative as a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. Most of the directors are elected by OSI's members. Each year the individual members and the Affiliate members elect their directors in two elections.


2022 candidates

Thank you to Ian Cross for the above image. Check out his GitHub repository for further images and charts in related to our elections. Caption

Further reading

In case you have doubt and questions, check this list of frequently asked question about the elections.

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.