OSS Governance initiative

Initiative Status: In preparation

Initiative Objective:
Most large end-users and systems integrators already use FOSS either in their information systems or in their product and service divisions. Open source compliance has become an ever growing concern and many large companies have named compliance officers. 

However, while sanitizing a company’s open source production chain – which is what compliance is about – is fundamental, it is essential that users give back to communities and contribute to the open source ecosystem. This takes compliance to the next level, and this is what open source governance is about. 

And in this area, especially in Europe, everyone is still learning and innovating, with nobody knowing where they really stand regarding the state of the art in the domain. 

Events and governance presentations

- Paris Open Source Summit 2019 : Session OSS Governance on December 11, coordinated by OW2.
Agenda and link to presentations (PDF): 

  • How OSS governance benefits business, Christian Paterson, Orange - pdf.png
  • Measuring the OW2 projects market maturity, Cédric Thomas, OW2 - pdf.png
  • OSS governance and best practices: the MAIF example, François Desmier, MAIF - pdf.png
  • Riding the OSS Governance learning curve, Franck Villaume, Microsoft - pdf.png
  • InnerSource and open source governance, Florent Zara, Henix - pdf.png

Phone conferences

In order move forward and implement the cooperation actions dsicussed within the intiative, phone conferences will be organized on a regular basis(every 1,5 month). 

Stay in touch with OSS Governance Initiative

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License Compliance

License compliance is already pretty well covered.




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