Open Source Initiative Membership Drive
February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
To celebrate their anniversary, and also to promote their commitment to a representative, community-driven organization, the OSI is launching their first ever Individual Membership Drive this year. The goal is to sign up 2,398 members in celebration of their founding on 2/3/98.
Joomla!, through Open Source Matters (OSM), is an Affiliate Member of OSI.
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.
OSI Individual Members play a role in the organization by being able to nominate and vote for OSI Board Directors, as well as run for a Director seat themselves.
You can find out more about the benefits of becoming a Member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), and how to join, at: opensource.org/members
Spreading the word
You can help spread the word about the OSI Individual Membership drive, 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 Oportunities, and how they use those funds, in their recently releaced Open Source Initiative 2014 Annual Report.
Happy Birthday to The Open Source Initiative (OSI) from the Joomla! community.