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The Evolution Starts NowDeb BryantBoard DirectorOpen Source InitiativePresented to theOpen SourceCommunity SummitMay 10, 2...
OSI’s Starting Point•OSI founded 1998 by key figures in free andopen source software•Steward of the Open Source Definition...
Context• Ten Board Members• Infrastructure = 4 board + 3 volunteers• No staff• funding approx. $25k per annumthrough 2012
Day to DayKindly manage...• global help desk for disenfranchisedsoftware downloaders (answering allemail even if misdirect...
Day to DayResponsive to OSI Public Facing List:• Requests for resources, contacts, projectinfo, speakers• Public input for...
Month to Month• Board legal & fiscal• Represent OSI community interests• Membership outreach
Missed Opportunities• Documentation & other valuableeducational content are in short supplyon siteOver 10 million unique v...
The OSI Mission: More than Licenses"to educate about and advocate for thebenefits of open source and to buildbridges among...
• OSI to date has been a Board-only entity• Moving to a member-led governance• Members will:– decide how OSI should operat...
OSI Membership ProgramsGive Voice to a World of Stakeholders• Affiliate MembersNon Profit Organizations with a sharedinter...
OSI Membership ProgramsGive Voice to a World of Stakeholders• Affiliate MembersNon Profit Organizations with a sharedinter...
Individual Membershipope...
Board of DirectorsIndividualMemberElectionJuly 2013OSI board of directorsMay 8, 2013Google Offices, Washington,D.C.
OSI Affiliates
More EducationMay 9Open SourceLicense ClinicLibrary ofCongressExecutive PanelIDA, CENDI,OSI, Red Hat,EclipseFoundation
Education Gap• Studyscanned 28%of githubrepository• Only 14.9%identifiedlicense in topleveldirectory• 28% buriedlicense dat...
Why Not?
Send Reinforcements• Will hire first employee by July of 2013• General manager with a first priority to ourmembership needs
Demystifying LicensingEverythingshould bemade assimple aspossible, butnot simpler.Albert Einsteinpotential project parters
BrazilGermany!Italy!India!Japan!Malaysia!Spain!Sweden!VenezuelaGovernment-Funded Centersalso known as“Competency Centers” ...
Thanks!Deb BryantOpen Source InitiativeOpen SourceCommunity SummitMay 10, 2013
Moreinformation?Deborah Bryantdebbryant@opensource.orgopensource.orgMark Prutsalis ofSahana Foundation atFirst Internation...
• Additional Resources & references• OSI web site http://opensource.org• GitHub License Study:• http://www.theregister.co....
Unconference!session pitchesOpen SourceCommunity SummitMay 10, 2013
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  1. 1. The Evolution Starts NowDeb BryantBoard DirectorOpen Source InitiativePresented to theOpen SourceCommunity SummitMay 10, 2013
  2. 2. OSI’s Starting Point•OSI founded 1998 by key figures in free andopen source software•Steward of the Open Source Definition•Making open source licenses simpler fordevelopers and businesseswww.opensource.org
  3. 3. Context• Ten Board Members• Infrastructure = 4 board + 3 volunteers• No staff• funding approx. $25k per annumthrough 2012
  4. 4. Day to DayKindly manage...• global help desk for disenfranchisedsoftware downloaders (answering allemail even if misdirected)• requests to participate in surveys/studies/class papers exceed capacity
  5. 5. Day to DayResponsive to OSI Public Facing List:• Requests for resources, contacts, projectinfo, speakers• Public input for content amendments• Trademark and Legal alerts• General List Moderation
  6. 6. Month to Month• Board legal & fiscal• Represent OSI community interests• Membership outreach
  7. 7. Missed Opportunities• Documentation & other valuableeducational content are in short supplyon siteOver 10 million unique visits to opensource.orgless than 15% return
  8. 8. The OSI Mission: More than Licenses"to educate about and advocate for thebenefits of open source and to buildbridges among different constituenciesin the open source community.”Best achieved through broader participationand membership engagement
  9. 9. • OSI to date has been a Board-only entity• Moving to a member-led governance• Members will:– decide how OSI should operate– build education initiatives• – use OSI as a policy venue– co-ordinate locally and globally over initiatives• Board will:– Facilitate these actions with the lightest touch –Represent Members and be elected by them – Preventregulatory capture and strategy driftEvolution
  10. 10. OSI Membership ProgramsGive Voice to a World of Stakeholders• Affiliate MembersNon Profit Organizations with a sharedinterest and support for free software• Individual MembersFree Software enthusiasts who want toshow their support Free Software• Corporate MembersA future program to allow commercialinterest a balanced opportunity to supportfree software (winter 2012)New
  11. 11. OSI Membership ProgramsGive Voice to a World of Stakeholders• Affiliate MembersNon Profit Organizations with a sharedinterest and support for free software• Individual MembersFree Software enthusiasts who want toshow their support Free Software• Corporate Donors2013: Companies Step Up & Contribute>Corporatefeedback;supportwithoutgovernancerole
  12. 12. Individual Membershipopensource.org/joinlicensed to drive & resource priorities
  13. 13. Board of DirectorsIndividualMemberElectionJuly 2013OSI board of directorsMay 8, 2013Google Offices, Washington,D.C.
  14. 14. OSI Affiliates
  15. 15. More EducationMay 9Open SourceLicense ClinicLibrary ofCongressExecutive PanelIDA, CENDI,OSI, Red Hat,EclipseFoundation
  16. 16. Education Gap• Studyscanned 28%of githubrepository• Only 14.9%identifiedlicense in topleveldirectory• 28% buriedlicense datain “readme”file• “GPL - butfor non-commercialuse only"Source:Aaron Williamson,comments 4.18.3013
  17. 17. Why Not?
  18. 18. Send Reinforcements• Will hire first employee by July of 2013• General manager with a first priority to ourmembership needs
  19. 19. Demystifying LicensingEverythingshould bemade assimple aspossible, butnot simpler.Albert Einsteinpotential project parters
  20. 20. BrazilGermany!Italy!India!Japan!Malaysia!Spain!Sweden!VenezuelaGovernment-Funded Centersalso known as“Competency Centers” Why not US?
  21. 21. Thanks!Deb BryantOpen Source InitiativeOpen SourceCommunity SummitMay 10, 2013
  22. 22. Moreinformation?Deborah Bryantdebbryant@opensource.orgopensource.orgMark Prutsalis ofSahana Foundation atFirst International Crisis CongressWashington, D.C. USA
  23. 23. • Additional Resources & references• OSI web site http://opensource.org• GitHub License Study:• http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/18/github_licensing_study/• License choosers:• http://www.tldrlegal.com/• http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/apps/licdiff/
  24. 24. Unconference!session pitchesOpen SourceCommunity SummitMay 10, 2013
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