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Open Source Initiative
- Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:11:07 +0000: Why I am a Member of the Open Source Initiative – Open Source Initiative blogs
(Original post by Leslie Hawthorn, CC-BY)
And you should be, too.
Full disclosure: I sit on the Board of the Open Source Initiative and am running for reelection in 2015. My board seat is a volunteer position and I receive no financial compensation for this work.
For the first time ever, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is running a membership drive to recruit more individual members. The goal is to recruit 2,398 new members, with that number chosen in homage to the organization’s founding date on February 3, 1998. As an individual member of the OSI, you receive a number of benefits for joining:
- Direct participation in the OSI’s governance through voting for Individual Members board seats and/or standing for election yourself
- Free three months subscription to Linux Voice Magazine, with access to back-issues (electronic version)
- 20% off registration fees for O’Reilly’s OSCON
- 10% off registration for Linux Foundation convened events, such as LinuxCon, CloudOpen or ApacheCon
- A nifty membership card
— OpenSourceInitiative (@OpenSourceOrg) February 11, 2015
While the benefits you receive for your 40 USD annual membership dues are pretty great, they’re not the only reasons to support the OSI by becoming a member today. (I’d say there not even the best reasons to become a member, but I’m a big fan of participatory democracy so I’m hesitant to say the first bullet above isn’t the best reason to join. :) )
By joining the OSI as an Individual Member, your voice and membership dollars are put to good use in the service of the OSI’s mission: to promote and protect open source software. The OSI accomplishes its mission in a number of ways:
- Providing an incubator framework and set of collaboration tools for various working groups, such as the newly launched group to work with crowdfunding sites to ensure claims that products are open source are accurate and the creation of a curated content library for professionals who need to learn about open source software.
- Raising awareness of the good works of our individual and affiliate members through our blog, social media and our monthly newsletter.
- Building bridges between communities who can benefit from open source software, e.g. convening the Open Communities Reception at EDUCAUSE 2014, along with OSI Affiliate Member The Apereo Foundation. (For those who are not familiar with it, EDUCAUSE is the largest conference worldwide on the subject of IT and higher education.)
- Educating the public at large about open source software through contact with the media, in-person events and curated content.
- Reviewing and/or approving new open source software licenses.
With your help as an Individual Member, the OSI can not only continue to execute on these strategic initiatives, we can also break new ground on additional projects, such as giving http://opensource.org a much needed overhaul. Even more importantly, with each new member joining us, the power of our support and promotion of open source software becomes ever stronger.
I hope you will join us today and participate in our upcoming election for Board of Director Individual Members.
Joining takes less than 5 minutes and just 40 USD. You can become a member for one year or have your membership fees renewed automatically each year.
Please support the OSI now!
- Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:35:47 +0000: Open Source Initiative 2015 Membership Drive – Open Source Initiative blogs
February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the OSI: Please join today
The OSI will launch our first ever Individual Membership Drive this year, coinciding with our 17th anniversary, Feb 3rd, 2015 and running through April 1st, 2015. Our membership drive goal is to sign up 2,398 members in celebration of our founding on 2/3/98 — “2,398 for 2/3/98″ — see what we did there? :-) The membership drive will also run in parallel with our annual Board elections, with nominations opening on Feb 2nd. The membership campaign will become an annual event.
The Open Source Initiative® (OSI)
- California 501(c)3 non-profit, raising awareness and adoption of open source software (OSS) through advocacy, education and building bridges between communities.
- The pragmatic community organization that understands how developers, businesses, governments, and open source interact.
- Steward of the Open Source Definition, globally recognized body for approving OSS licenses.
Membership provides several benefits to individuals, the OSI and open source software. Only OSI Individual Members can vote for OSI Board Directors: they can even run for Director seats themselves. Individual Members are invited to join or create OSI sponsored Working Groups and Incubator Projects in various areas of open source advocacy and adoption. Individual Members are eligible for grants to attend conferences and meetings related to open source software on behalf of the OSI.
You can find out more about the benefits of becoming a Member of the Open Source Initiative and how to join, at: opensource.org/members
If we reach our goal of 2,398 new members, we’ll not only raise $95,920 to help us with our operations and community-based initiatives, we’ll also build an even stronger constituency to support our efforts to raise awareness about and adoption of not only the projects of our Affiliate members, but open source software, communities and development internationally.
Please support open source by joining today
Spreading the word
Please help spread the word about the OSI Individual Membership campaign, by posting about it, and encouraging your friends to join. Use the #for2398 hashtag when Tweeting.
Read more about the OSI 2014 Operational & Organizational Highlights, Community Engagement, Mission & Mandate, Sponsorship Opportunities, and how we use our funds, in our recently released Open Source Initiative 2014 Annual Report.
- Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:18:10 +0000: Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance Joins Open Source Initiative – Open Source Initiative blogs
Association highlights growth of open source software across industries and sectors
Dec. 17, 2014 – PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Electronic Heath Records Alliance, or OSEHRA, a non-profit community dedicated to supporting open source users, developers, service providers, and researchers engaged in advancing health information technology, has joined the Open Source Initiative’s (OSI) Affiliate Membership program. OSI Affiliates are organizations committed to public support for open source software and the role the OSI plays therein. The current Affiliate membership is a who’s-who of the world of open source software.
OSEHRA’s mission, to build and support a vendor-neutral community for the creation, evolution, promotion and support of open source health IT software mirrors the values and approach of the OSI, making this an ideal relationship,” said Patrick Masson, General Manager of the OSI. “I’m excited to learn from, and share with our other Affiliates, the experience and good practices OSEHRA has developed in building community and open source software.”
“We are pleased to be selected as an OSI Affiliate, especially as OSEHRA shares the same passion as OSI for the adoption of open source initiatives,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA. “This partnership is certain to generate solutions to current issues and provide unique opportunities for future innovation.”
OSI Affiliates include government-recognized non-profit charitable and not-for-profit industry associations, academic institutions (K12 & higher education) and user groups and communities, anywhere in the world. Learn more about the Program at: http://opensource.org/affiliates/about
About the Open Source Electronic Health Records Alliance (OSEHRA)
OSEHRA (http://www.osehra.org/) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 2,700 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record. OSEHRA is a member of global industry associations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).
About the Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative® (http://opensource.org) protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. The Open Source Initiative is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Ed Schauweker, AgilePR
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:57:09 +0000: Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists – The Register – Networks
Slow lanes for all means the ambulance waits too
MWC 2015 Nokia’s CEO has ridiculed the idea of a one-speed “neutral” internet, arguing that some IP packets are simply more important than others.…
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:03:17 +0000: BlackBerry gets flirty with QWERTY IP, launches $275 Leap – The Register – Networks
Everything is up for licensing, too
MWC 2015 BlackBerry’s CEO told The Register today that everything in the company’s IP portfolio is up for grabs, including hardware IP for BlackBerry’s hallmark QWERTY keyboards.…
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:05:03 +0000: Internet of Things? Pah! Biz bods, you’re wasting your money – The Register – Networks
Roaming much more important (says roaming service firm)
Mobile operators could be pissing away $46bn in their excitement over the Internet of Things and wearables.…
- Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:24:32 +0000: Two Drafts in Last Call: N-Triples, N-Quads – W3C News
The RDF Working Group has published two Last Call Working Drafts:
- N-Triples. N-Triples is a line-based, plain text format for encoding an RDF graph. Comments are welcome through 14 October.
- N-Quads. N-Quads is a line-based, plain text format for encoding an RDF dataset. Comments are welcome through 14 October.
Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.
- Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:26:31 +0000: Updated Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0 – W3C News
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group today published updates of two Notes that accompany WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For background, important information about techniques, and opportunities to contribute to future updates, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria e-mail. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:16:36 +0000: Last Call: Media Source Extensions – W3C News