[OpenStack Foundation] Becoming an Open Source Initiative affiliate org

Jay Bryant jungleboyj at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 15:47:45 UTC 2019

+1 from me.  This clearly seems to go with the spirit of OpenStack and 
Open Infrastructure.


On 2/6/2019 9:53 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Over the past year, the definition of "open source" has been under 
> attack, as some enterprises wanted to change the licensing of their 
> software while continuing to reap the benefits of calling it open 
> source, or at least being confused with open source.
> That makes the work of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) more important 
> than ever. They have been the steadfast guardians of that definition 
> for over 20 years, approving software licenses that were following the 
> definition, while informing people and discouraging license 
> proliferation.
> This is very much in line with the OpenStack Foundation objectives, so 
> I'd like to propose that the OpenStack Foundation becomes an affiliate 
> organization of the OSI. Other open source foundations, like the 
> Mozilla Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Linux Foundation, Python 
> Software Foundation or Perl Foundation are already affiliates.
> You can learn more about the process at:
> https://opensource.org/affiliates/about
> Does anyone have concerns with that, before we proceed ?
> On a personal note... I think that today, open source is necessary, 
> but not sufficient: we also need to define standards on how open 
> source software is built, not just how the resulting software is 
> licensed. However that work cannot happen unless we base it on a 
> strong open source definition, and participating as an OSI affiliate 
> would give us opportunities to have those new standardization 
> discussion at that level.

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