The OSI board, which meets in person at least twice per annum, has selected Washington D.C. as the location for the Spring 2013 Board of Directors Meeting. The city serves as a central location for gathering the OSI's geographically diverse board membership. It is also considered a location of open source policy dialog and debate as well as high-profile implementations within US federal government operations. The board members have extended their agenda to include time for meeting with and providing their expertise to organizations in the area to further the general goals of OSI’s mission to defend, protect, educate and promote the Open Source Definition and use of standardized licenses. Interested organizations and individuals may participate through the public planning wiki.