Open Policy Alliance was created to amplify underrepresented voices in public policy development, focused on informing US policy discussions and global collaboration.
The European Commission needs to extend its consultations, Expert Groups and other work to include and consider the fourth sector.
This new program – the Open Policy Alliance – seeks to empower these voices and enable them to actively participate in educating and informing US public policy decisions related to Open Source software, content, research, and education.
OSI submitted its comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to defend Open Source from patent trolls.
OSI is a co-signatory of an open letter sent this week to the European Parliament by European Digital Rights (EDRi) expressing concern that the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) draft currently under consideration still includes mandatory requirements for vulnerability disclosure that violate best practices in Open Source software collaborations and are likely to actually undermine the security…
In reviewing the language and concepts being used in the various draft bills and directives circulating in Brussels at present, it is clear that the experts crafting the language are using their understanding of proprietary software to build the protections they clearly intend for Open Source.
The news that the European Commission’s competition directorate (DG COMP) has decided not to conduct a full antitrust investigation into the Alliance for Open Media’s (AOM) licensing policy is to be welcomed.
Europe’s standards bodies have no functional relationships with Open Source charities and do not consult them.
What might happen if the uncertainty persists around who is held responsible under the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA)? The global Open Source community is averse to legal risks and generally lacks access to counsel, so it’s very possible offers of source code will simply be withdrawn rather than seeking to resolve the uncertainty.
With the European Commission soon to offer the Parliament a bill relating to Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs), it is worth …
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