US Gov't Releases Draft Open Source Policy for Public Comment

The US Federal Government is one of the world's largest buyers of software, much of which is custom developed by government contractors in response to RfP's and sole source procurements. Not only is the original development of this software expensive, but the Government must often negotiate follow-on sole source contracts with the same vendor for support and enhancement. Beyond that, many of these contractors are incapable of building complex systems.

OSI Director Paul Tagliamonte's Testimony to NYC Council Contracts Committee

Aidan Feldman of 18F; David Moore, creator of CouncilMatic; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; John Sullivan, Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation, and; Paul Tagliamonte, Board Director of the Open Source Initiative at New York City Hall.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Announced as Keynote for Open Summit

Author of Bestselling Book The Open Organization to Explore Principles of Openness for Higher Education

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Feb. 24, 2016 - PRLog -- Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat and author of the popular management book from Harvard Business Review Press, The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance, will be the opening keynote for the inaugural Open Summit, a forum for college and university leaders, taking place May 23rd, 2016 at New York University's Washington Square Campus.

Let's meet the 2016 OSI Board of Directors candidates!

The nominations for the Open Source Initiative board of directors closed on February 15th and we are delighted to share our list of candidates with you!

We are excited that so many people want to take part, and as such would like to introduce you to the candidates before voting opens on February 29th.

Learn about the candidates online

Support the OSI´s Work on Behalf of the Open Source Community

Participate in Our Membership Drive Today

The Open Source Initiative turn 18 this year, and we´re running now our membership drive for the 2nd time. To coincide with our 2016 Board elections, we´ll be recruiting new members through the end of the elections on March 14, 2016.

By becoming a member, you not only get a number of benefits like discounted conference passes and gratis technical training content, but more importantly you also get the option to immediately get involved in our voting process!

Now Seeking Nominations for the Open Source Initiative's 2016 Board Elections

The time is once more upon us to elect board members for the Open Source Initiative. This organisation is led by its members, and as such your participation both as a voter, or as a candidate, is essential to our continued success in protecting and promoting open source software, development and communities, and championing software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure. If you are not already a member, consider changing that now so you can participate in our upcoming elections!

Indiana University Joins Open Source Initiative

University continues commitment to open source software and communities through OSI Membership.

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Jan. 24, 2016 -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announced today the Affiliate Membership of Indiana University (IU), a long time champion for the use of open source software as a means for greater efficiency in higher education. The partnership highlights the OSI's recent efforts to extend support to higher education: helping colleges and universities across the globe realize the benefits of open source software, develpoment models and communities.


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