Nov 07 2022

New release November 2022 for the open source good governance framework

At Open Source Experience in Paris, members of the OSPO Alliance announce release of GGI 1.1. « GGI » framework achieved significant progresses and is now in use to help building OSPOs.

Paris, November 7, 2022 – After one year of existence, the OSPO Alliance announces the release of version 1.1 of the methodology framework proposed by the Good Governance Initiative (GGI). This version includes major improvements (i.e. translation process, automated deployment and a first use case) which will be presented at Open Source Experience, Nov. 8-9.

The Good Governance Initiative (GGI) methodological framework helps to assess and improve open-source awareness, compliance and governance within organizations. Today the GGI is an integral part of the OSPO Alliance, which was launched in 2021 by European non-profit organizations (OW2, Eclipse Foundation, OpenForum Europe and Foundation for Public Code).  As part of the tools provided by the initiative, the GGI Handbook distinguishes 25 activities, from Software Composition Analysis and development best practices, to training, HR and executives' education, which are organized into goals, from discovery to engagement and strategy. This evaluation process leads to scorecards enabling to describe and assess how each activity is implemented in a company.

With the achievement of the version 1.1, the GGI framework includes the following features :
    • Language availability and translation of the GGI Handbook: An open translation process  has been set up and is based on the dedicated open source project weblate. German and French versions are already available, and three others languages are under preparation : Portuguese, Spanish, Italian.
    • Automated Deployment: The new deployment feature enables any user to quickly install its own instance on GitLab and get access to a customized dashboard using the “My GGI Board”.
    • Success Stories: Developing market adoption by engaging users and organizations of all sizes, and get market feedback is part of the initiative’s objectives. A first implementation and customer testimonial with the City of Paris is available and will be presented during Open Source Experience by Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer on November 8 at 17:45.
Further developments are on the roadmap for the coming months, such as enrichment of the handbook, integration of metrics to better track progress, deployment on multiple platforms, and more events proposed through the OnRamp webinar series.

About OSPO Alliance and GGI:
The Good Governance Initiative (GGI) proposes a methodological framework to assess and improve open-source awareness, compliance and governance in any type of organizations, helping them to build and maintain a successful OSPO. The GGI was initiated by OW2 and is developed by the OSPO Alliance. More information  at : http://www.ospo-alliance.org.

Contacts :
Eclipse – Florent Zara  florent.zara@eclipse-foundation.org
OW2 – Catherine Nuel catherine.nuel@ow2.org 

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