The Open Information Security Foundation Joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member

Affiliation highlights commitment to open source technologies and the communities that keep them thriving.

June 28, 2015 – PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) today announced that The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) has been accepted as an Affiliate Member. “The OSI is excited to welcome OISF,” said Patrick Masson, General Manager and Director at the OSI. “Just as we’re seeing with open source software projects, more and more organizations are looking for support from mature, robust and relevant security communities. The OISF and the open source technologies they support are ready to help and we’re happy to promote their good work.”

The OISF is led by world-class security experts, programmers, and others dedicated to open source security technologies. Their esteemed Board of Directors is elected by the global community and is comprised of members from organizations across the United States, Europe, and Asia.OISF engages directly with their member community though working groups, mailing lists, training events, and annual user conferences. Their mission of building community and innovative open source security technologies can be seen through all their efforts. For over eight years, the OISF’s commitment to open source security technologies and the communities of practice that enable them has been unwavering.

“We are thrilled to join the OSI community and look forward to not only growing our community, but also in participating with the other affiliate organizations who share our passion for open source projects.” Kelley Misata, Executive Director of OISF

The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows non-profit and not-for-profit organizations—unequivocally independent groups with a clear commitment to open source—to join and support our mission to promote and protect open source software and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community. Affiliate Members participate directly in the direction and development of the OSI through Board of Director elections as well as incubator projects and working groups that support the open source movement. OSI membership provides a forum where some of the world’s most successful open source software leaders, projects, businesses and communities engage through member-driven initiatives to, not only raise awareness and adoption of open source software, but also to extend and improve their own open source efforts through co-creation, collaboration and community. For more information about the OSI Affiliate Member Program and how your organization can join, see:

About The Open Information Security Foundation
The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) is a non-profit foundation organized to build a next generation IDS/IPS engine. The OISF has formed a multi-national group of the leading software developers in the security industry. In addition to developers and a consortium consisting of leading cyber security companies, OISF has engaged the open source security community to identify current and future IDS/IPS needs and desires. For more information, visit:

About The Open Source Initiative
Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. The OSI is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. For more information about the OSI, please visit:

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