Anniversary Schedule at OSCON


The Open Source Initiative (OSI), in conjunction with OSCON, will be celebrating 20 years of Open Source next week at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland. The OSI will be hosting a day of community-led lightning talks, open source related activities, and an after party on Wednesday (July 18th). Entrance is free, courtesy of OSCON, but registration for the Expo Plus pass is required using the promo code EXPOFREE. The Expo Plus pass gives access to the event organized by the OSI, while the regular pass gives access to all other OSCON sessions and activities. The promo code “OSI20” gets 20% off any regular pass.



Schedule Open Source Anniversary (Room F149)
 9am Keynotes
 10:20am Morning Break 
 11am Simon Phipps: Welcome
Keynote: Danese Cooper & Stephen WalliHeroic and inspiring tales of open source
 11:50am Carol Smith: ClearlyDefined: Crowdsourcing FOSS data for project success
Stefano Zacchiroli: Software Heritage: browsing 20 years of FOSS, and then some
12:30pm Lunch
1:45pm Patrick Masson: Welcome
Keynote: Bruce Perens: 20 years of Open Source
 2:35pm Jose Parrella: 25 years of Debian
Abby Mayes: 20 years of Mozilla
 3:15pm Afternoon Break
 4:15pm Deb Nicholson: Free Software: Our Past and Our Future
Deb Goodkin: 25 years of FreeBSD
 5:05pm Michael Tiemann: 25 years of Red Hat
Josh Simmons: Teaching the Next Generation to FLOSS
Vicky (VM) Brasseur: Closing
5:45pm Booth Crawl (5:45pm – 7:00 pm)
7:00pm – 9pm 20th Anniversary Party (Cupcakes and Cocktails)
Panel with OSI / Open Source Founders


The OSI will also be celebrating the Anniversary at the Community Leadership Summit, held just before OSCON (July 14-15). The event is free to attend, but registration is required: