News from the blog

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
'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.
By OSI Staff on 28 Apr 2022
A recent decision at the US patent office may well give patent trolls cause to steer clear of open source projects – even more than the fierce resistance the community impressively funded and mounted in the GNOME case.
By OSI Staff on 26 Apr 2022
We spoke with Bryan Behrenshausen, Community Architect for the Open Organization in the Open Source Program Office at Red Hat, about this inspiring project and get his perspective on all things open source.
By OSI Staff on 21 Apr 2022
We are very excited to be attending our first in-person event in over 2 years! PyCon has always been one of our favorites and we are looking forward to returning

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