ISC has developed and supported open source systems for many years. We are delighted to join forces with other open source advocates and developers to help bring a unified voice to our growing movement.
Quoting from OSI’s press release today:
“There are only a few organizations that can truly be credited for building the networked society we live in today. ISC is one of those organizations,” said Patrick Masson, General Manager of the OSI. “ISC has been cultivating the ideals of the Open Source Initiative from even before the OSI existed, and we are honored that they have joined us in our work to promote and protect open source software.”
The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows non-profit and not-for-profit organizations—unequivocally independent groups with a clear commitment to open source—to join and support our mission to raise awareness and adoption of open source software and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community. Affiliate Members participate directly in the direction and development of the OSI through Board of Director elections as well as incubator projects and working groups that support software freedom. OSI membership provides a forum where some of the world’s most successful open source software leaders, projects, businesses and communities engage through member-driven initiatives to, promote and protect open source software, while also to extending and improving their own open source efforts through co-creation, collaboration and community.”