• Join upcoming hackathon “Get plugged into education!” with Moodle

    Join upcoming hackathon “Get plugged into education!” with Moodle

    ‘Get plugged into education!’ with Moodle will be the first project in a series of hackathons part of a joint initiative launched by The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the Directorate-General for Informatics of European Commission (DG DIGIT).

  • Publicplan: Why we support the OSI

    Publicplan: Why we support the OSI

    Since its founding, publicplan has been committed to the concept of open source software. For us, there is no greater good than free information.

  • GNOME patent troll stripped of patent rights

    GNOME patent troll stripped of patent rights

    A recent decision at the US patent office may well give patent trolls cause to steer clear of open source projects – even more than the fierce resistance the community impressively funded and mounted in the GNOME case.

  • A win for open is a win for all: Interview with The Open Organization

    A win for open is a win for all: Interview with The Open Organization

    We spoke with Bryan Behrenshausen, Community Architect for the Open Organization in the Open Source Program Office at Red Hat, about this inspiring project and get his perspective on all things open source.

  • Join us at PyCon 2022

    Join us at PyCon 2022

    We are very excited to be attending our first in-person event in over 2 years! PyCon has always been one of our favorites and we are looking forward to returning

  • Let’s get open source voices heard by the EU on standards essential patents

    Let’s get open source voices heard by the EU on standards essential patents

    Now is a crucial time for the open source community to respond to the consultation launched by the European Commission on standards essential patents (SEPs).

  • User beware: Modified AGPLv3 removes freedoms, adds legal headaches

    User beware: Modified AGPLv3 removes freedoms, adds legal headaches

    Courts interpret the meaning of legal agreements and, no matter how skilled the drafter, the outcome may be unexpected. This is one reason why the license review process is so rigorous. An OSI-approved license may be used for decades to come and we do our best to make sure that they will be interpreted as intended.

  • Google OSPO: Why we support the OSI

    Google OSPO: Why we support the OSI

    We asked Google OSPO Director Chris Dibona to share the organization’s intrinsic ties to open source, its reasons for supporting the Open Source Initiative, and its hopes for the open source movement.

  • Six lessons learned from 2022 OSI elections

    Six lessons learned from 2022 OSI elections

    Before I mark a major project as DONE, I always take time to write down what worked, what didn’t and fresh thoughts on how to do things better next time.

  • Simplify Open Source License Compliance

    Simplify Open Source License Compliance

    During our POSI 2021 event Marc Jones, General Counsel at CivicActions shared some of his top-level advice for anyone looking to open source a project

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