Mailing Lists

As a distributed organization, the Open Source Initiative uses mailing lists as virtual committees. These are where larger Open Source community works with the OSI's Board of Directors in fulfilling our mission to "educate and advocate" for Open Source.

Our mailing lists are public forums, and our mailing list archives are public.

The following mailing lists are open to anyone who cares about the world of Open Source, as long as you respect the charters and observe our Code of Conduct. In addition, you will want to understand the OSI's policy regarding public forums, which includes all our mailing lists, discussion forums, wikis, issue reporting systems, etc.



OSI Members
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Code of Conduct: Mailing List Code of Conduct; Moderator: Patrick Masson, OSI General Manager and Board Member.

Charter: Reviewing submitted licenses for OSD Compliance and Proliferation concerns (as described in the Approval Process), in order to provide community recommendations to the OSI Board.

License Review
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Code of Conduct: Licensing-Discuss Code of Conduct; Moderator: Luis Villa, OSI Board Member and License Review Committee Chair

Charter: Reviewing submitted licenses for OSD Compliance and Proliferation concerns (as described in the Approval Process), in order to provide community recommendations to the OSI Board.

License Discuss
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Code of Conduct: Licensing-Discuss Code of Conduct; Moderator: Luis Villa, OSI Board Member and License Review Committee Chair

Charter: Discuss and answer important questions about Open Source licensing, in order to collect community wisdom for the FAQ.