Category: Newsletter

  • How to talk to your boss about open source

    How to talk to your boss about open source

    In her presentation at POSI 2021, Deborah Bryant, OSI Board Director, recalled that she was first introduced to open source when she ran a commercial ISP earlier in her career.


  • Miro Kredit: Why we support the OSI

    Miro Kredit: Why we support the OSI

    This week, we’re pleased to spotlight another OSI sponsor, Miro Kredit, and learn why open source is important to their organization.


  • Open source legal awareness needs to grow

    Three things hit me from the results of the 2022 State of Open Source survey announced today.  First is the confirmation that open source is everywhere, powering innovation across all fields. It’s not a surprise, rather the confirmation of trends that we’ve seen for decades. The respondents have indicated that the driver to use open […]


  • Red Hat: Moving from a proprietary to an open source culture

    Red Hat: Moving from a proprietary to an open source culture

    Joining and contributing to an open source community is a great way to use your skills in creative ways while getting exposure to interesting projects that will expand your skill set. This video shared one person’s experience transitioning from a proprietary environment to open source.


  • Ten takeaways from the 2022 State of Open Source survey

    Ten takeaways from the 2022 State of Open Source survey

    The Open Source Initiative (OSI) and OpenLogic by Perforce joined forces to conduct a global survey about the State of Open Source software. In only six weeks, we drew 2,660 respondents from every corner of the globe and from companies of all sizes representing over 15 different industries.


  • Lex Pan Law: Why we support the OSI

    Lex Pan Law: Why we support the OSI

    Lex Pan Law is a full-service technology and intellectual property law firm based in Portland, Oregon. With a deep background in patent law also provides specialized advice to engineering teams and engineering management about the complex intersection between technology and the law. Having a long-standing interest in the intersection of copyright law and technology, the firm has extensive experience and community contacts in the free and open source licensing world.


  • How OSI will renew its Board of Directors in 2022

    How OSI will renew its Board of Directors in 2022

    In the next few months, the OSI board of directors will renew four of its seats with an open election process among its full individual members and affiliates. There will be two elections in March: The Affiliate organizations will elect two directors and Individual members will elect two directors.


  • Spotlight on Libre Space Foundation, OSI Associate Member

    Spotlight on Libre Space Foundation, OSI Associate Member

    OSI Associate Member Libre Space Foundation (LSF) is a non-profit foundation registered in Greece whose vision is “an Open and Accessible Outer Space for all.” Recently, on behalf of the OpenSatCom.org activity of the European Space Agency, they partnered with Inno3 to investigate open source development models in the satellite communications industry and share their findings in a report.


  • Google Open Source Programs Office: The business impact of open source

    Creative, exciting applications of open source software can be found worldwide, and who better to share the details of new use cases than the practitioners themselves. In this blog series we’ll feature guests who told their open source stories during Practical Open Source Information (POSI) 2021, an online conference hosted by OSI. Check this channel […]


  • The price for software security and maintainer burnout / OSI News & Updates

    The price for software security and maintainer burnout 2022 started reminding us that software security is a problem not only for open source packages. At the same time, “how to remunerate open source maintainers?” is a question with impossibly numerous answers: we need focus to find different solutions for different problems. Lots of security issues […]