Practical Open Source Information: New Event

The Open Source Initiative will be holding a half-day virtual event on September 16th to discuss Practical Open Source Information (POSI). Our audience for this series is companies, nonprofits and academic institutions that are interested in using more open source. By hearing from current practitioners, new adopters will be able to get up to speed more quickly and (hopefully) avoid some of the mistakes others have made.

Open source has grown well beyond "just the licenses" and so this series will be a forum for open source practitioners to discuss all the details of implementing open source. Sessions will focus on "nuts and bolts" knowledge that organizations of all sizes need whether they’re already using lots of open source or are just getting started on their open source journey. Our Call For Presentations was open through July 15th.

Check out the event prospectus here. You can also email us about sponsoring the event and helping us to continue offering practical programming for open source practioners.

To promote and protect open source software and communities...

For over 20 years the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has worked to raise awareness and adoption of open source software, and build bridges between open source communities of practice. As a global non-profit, the OSI champions software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure, stewarding the Open Source Definition (OSD), and preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement.

Open source software is made by many people and distributed under an OSD-compliant license which grants all the rights to use, study, change, and share the software in modified and unmodified form. Software freedom is essential to enabling community development of open source software.