‘Open Source Initiative’ turning 20 this February!


At a ‘strategy session’ held on February 3rd, 1998 in Palo Alto, California, the “open source” label was created. In the same month, the ‘Open Source Initiative’ was founded. It was created as a general educational and advocacy organisation to raise awareness and adoption for the superiority of an open development process.

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been raising awareness and promoting adoption of open-source software since it was founded. In 2018, they are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Open Source. This is a huge milestone for everyone involved with technology. Nowadays open source is ubiquitous, recognised across industries as a fundamental component to infrastructure, as well as a critical factor for driving innovation.

To mark the anniversary, OSI is organising several activities along the year. Opensource.net is launched for the same. Nick Vidal from the Open Source Initiative (OSI) informed that the successful completion of two decades will witness the worldwide celebrations in conjunction with major technology conferences such as FOSDEM, OSCON, Open Source Summit, FOSSAsia, Campus Party, Linux.conf.au, etc.   Read more…


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