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Open Source Initiative Welcomes Open edX as Newest Affiliate Member
By: The Open Source Initiative
"Last year the OSI extended our Affiliate Member program to include institutions of higher education, recognizing the growing engagement with open source on campuses. EdX, as both an open source project and an educational initiative, serves as a model for higher education where a commitment to not only open source licensing but also an open source ethos fosters 'a thriving worldwide community of educators and technologists who share innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere,'"
The OSI Affiliate Member Program (http://opensource.org/
"At edX, we've always had a deep commitment to open source. We cemented that commitment in 2013 when we first released the platform under the AGPL license in collaboration with Stanford University,"
About Open edX
EdX is a nonprofit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT and composed of dozens of leading global institutions, the xConsortium. EdX offers interactive online courses and MOOCs from the world's best universities and institutions. Open edX is the open source platform that powers edX courses. Through our commitment to the open source vision, edX code is freely available to the community. Institutions can host their own instances of Open edX and offer their own classes. Educators can extend the platform to build learning tools that precisely meet their needs. And developers can contribute new features to the Open edX platform. You can learn more about Open edX at: https://open.edx.org/
About the Open Source Initiative
Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative 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, or to learn how to become an affiliate, please visit: http://opensource.org/