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Global non-profit: promotes and protects open source software, development & communities through education and advocacy. Yes, we coined the term!

Palo Alto, CA
Joined November 2011
Born February 03

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    A REMINDER: OSI Tweets should not be considered endorsements or promotions. The OSI shares quotes it may not agree with in order to raise awareness of perspectives and people that can foster discussion and discovery within the software community.

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  2. Indeed he gets things done, including joining the Initiative. Thank you to Developer Advocate at , Antoine Thomas () for his recent membership, and support of .

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  3. 2019 Initiate Board Elections Feb 3: Nominations open Mar 1: Nominations close Mar 4: Elections open Mar 15: Elections close Apr 1: New Directors seated May 6 & 7: First in-person Board meeting (New York, NY)

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  4. Jan 16

    I keep hearing talk about sustainability, but every time I check, the companies doing that talking are *not* sponsoring . 😞 If your company uses, benefits from, & believes in Open Source, it should support the org that defines & protects Open Source.

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  5. "Companies…have gone as far as open sourcing all their software, but applying a commercial license to parts of the software base." - , via can be commercial, but a software license that does not comply w/OSD isn't .

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  6. Don't blame your poor service offerings on the lack of business models or complaints about licensing. A fine perspective on corporate/VC backlash to open source use by providers from Ben Thompson () of .

    "Poor Service" by, Open Source Initiative, 2019 CC-BY
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  7. We used to highlight articles that served up Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) with the below picture. But with the growing "need new business models that reject software freedom" movement, looks like we need to extend our graphics library.

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  8. "One last aspect of the changing business that is worth elaborating on is the gradual movement from true open source to *community-assisted freemium*[1]." - , via 1. For those who ignore the OSD, pls use that label now.

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  9. Announcing the 2019 OSI Board Elections: Two Affiliate Member seats open - candidates must be nominated by an OSI Affiliate Member. Three Individual Member seats open - candidates must be an OSI Individual Member. More at:

    thekirbster, CC-BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kirbyurner/20058662559/in/dateposted-public/
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  10. "By the time the software gets to production it is rarely, if ever, displaced." - , via

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  11. "What has changed…the community is not as involved as it used to[1] be in the actual coding of [] software projects…it is also one of the inevitable realities of the evolving business model" 1. We'd prefer, *should* , via

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  12. Top 5 and stories of 2018: - Spectre/Meltdown - IBM buys Red Hat - Torvalds steps back - Google incorporates Linux into ChromeOS - Microsoft buys GetHub & open-sources its patent portfolio Via , :

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  13. 24 Dec 2018

    I see a lot of projects masquerading as open source, but they don't fit the Open Source Definition, as put forth by . It seems doesn't check their list very well either... Is there anything that can be done about that?

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  14. Public Domain https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=137968&picture=life-is-always-better
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  15. What metrics matter: 1. Behaviors aren't independent of measurements… 2. Choose relevant metrics… 3. Quantity may not lead to quality… 4. Understand what measurements really mean, how they relate… 5. Different measurements serve different purposes…

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  16. Upcoming events from OSI Affiliate Foundation: - 10th Opencast anniversary the Opencast - 2019 UPortal Developer Winter Summit - ESUP Days/Apereo Paris - Apereo Africa 2019

    Photo credit: Ian Dolphin, https://twitter.com/iandolphin24/status/831525290442620932
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  17. "These days the community and customer base…[appreciate] the fact that companies deserve to have a 'paywall' so they can continue to build and innovate." - , via Disagree, this is fauxpen source company open-washing.

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  18. "This week's Linux Picks and Pans reviews the best Personal Information Managers (PIMs) that will serve you well on whatever distribution you run." via Linux Insider ()

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  19. Jan 15

    Thanks ! Your role as the stewards of the OSD is crucial when we see that at the same time more and more companies rely on open source while others try to limit its scope. Happy to support you!

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  20. "2018 saw amazing growth for generally and for The Foundation specifically, with huge acquisitions & widespread industry adoption stemming from 20+ years of steady development and innovation," via OSI Affiliate

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  21. "At orgs everywhere, managing the use of software well requires the participation of business execs, the legal team, software architecture, software development & maintenance staff and product managers," via OSI Affiliate

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