Today, at FOSDEM in Brussels, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) announced its membership in the DPGA. Their membership includes efforts such as: Open Source License Clinics for the public sector; continuing their “Deep Dive AI” Education Series; and the annual State of the Source Summit.
Founded in 1998, OSI is a non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of Open Source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the Open Source community. It is the steward of the Open Source Definitions, setting the foundation for the global Open Source ecosystem.
“OSI is the leading voice advancing the policies and principles of Open Source globally. The OSI helps build a world where the freedoms and opportunities of Open Source software can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of income and resources. The OSI supports institutions and individuals—from governments and corporations to local economies and individuals—working together to create communities of practice in which healthy Open Source ecosystems thrive. OSI’s work in championing software freedom goes hand in hand with DPGA’s mission.”Stefano Maffulli, Executive Director of the OSI
Welcoming the Open Source Initiative is a milestone for the Digital Public Goods Alliance. OSI’s role as steward of the Open Source Definition, and promoter of Open Source community-building, education and advocacy is of vital importance to digital public goods. The Open Source requirement is a cornerstone of the Digital Public Goods Standard, and OSI’s membership is a manifestation of that importance.
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