OSI's Comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget Regarding the "Federal Source Code Policy"

Note: The following comments were submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget, regarding the "Federal Source Code Policy" on behalf of the OSI https://github.com/WhiteHouse/source-code-policy/issues/227

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Thoughts on Leaving the OSI Board

After six years (two terms), this week marks the end of my time on the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). While I plan to remain involved with open source issues and with the Board, the end of my service on the Board is a significant personal milestone, so I thought that I would briefly reflect on the past six years for open source, and especially the OSI.

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.

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