Open Source Initiative Presents State of the Source

Open Source Initiative (OSI) today announces it's first-ever global event, The State of the Source. The OSI invites open source communities of practice from around the world to organize and contribute to a global conversation on the current state of open source software.
By: Open Source Initiative
State of the Source launches September 9th & 10th.
State of the Source launches September 9th & 10th.
PALO ALTO, Calif. - June 11, 2020 - PRLog -- State of the Source will address non-technical topics that foster development and community, the licenses that enable collaboration, the practices that promote contribution, and the issues confronting cooperation in the OSI's first-ever, 24-hour around-the-globe virtual summit.  State of the Source will help build local communities by engaging the global community. Through an innovative program that follows the sun, regional projects, and communities in every timezone create and deliver content relative to local issues and interests, while also engaging with an international audience of peers.

"We are so very excited to host our first-ever conference, with a global approach," said OSI Board President, Josh Simmons. "State of the Source provides an opportunity for both the open source software community and the OSI—all those who have contributed so much—to reflect on how we got here, why we have succeeded, and what needs to happen now."

Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals for sessions is open and accepting proposals through Friday, July 10, 2020! Tracks include:
  • Enabling Open Source: Licenses, the Open Source Definition, and the OSI
  • Projects & People: Collaboration, Contribution, and Co-creation.
  • Principles, Policy, & Practices: What works, how, and why.
  • Hot Topics; What did we miss?
The State of the Source begins September 9th/10th, 2020 (per local time zone), and invites global participants working across diverse communities and projects to share their experiences and expertise. With a global perspective, State of the Source seeks those who may not have had the opportunity to directly participate in traditional, in-person or even virtual events. Those interested in submitting a presentation proposal should visit for more information.

For more information about State of the Source, the Call for Proposals, and Sponsorship opportunities, you're invited to visit

About Open Source Initiative
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) are the stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant. The OSI is also actively involved in Open Source community-building, education, and public advocacy to promote awareness and the importance of non-proprietary software. The mission of the OSI is to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community.

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, founded in 1998. For more information, visit

Jennifer Cummings, Open Source Initiative

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