Open Source Initiative Membership Drive

Written by | 01 February 2015 | Published in 2015 February
February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Open Source Initiative Membership Drive

To celebrate their anniversary, and also to promote their commitment to a representative, community-driven organization, the OSI is launching their first ever Individual Membership Drive this year. The goal is to sign up 2,398 members in celebration of their founding on 2/3/98.

Joomla!, through Open Source Matters (OSM), is an Affiliate Member of OSI.The Open Source Initiative

The Open Source Initiative® (OSI)

  • California 501(c)3 non-profit, raising awareness and adoption of open source software (OSS) through advocacy, education and building bridges between communities.
  • The pragmatic community organization that understands how developers, businesses, governments, and open source interact.
  • Steward of the Open Source Definition, globally recognized body for approving OSS licenses.

Individual Membership

OSI Individual Members play a role in the organization by being able to nominate and vote for OSI Board Directors, as well as run for a Director seat themselves.

You can find out more about the benefits of becoming a Member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), and how to join, at:

Spreading the word

You can help spread the word about the OSI Individual Membership drive, by posting about it, and encouraging your friends to join. Use the #for2398 hashtag when Tweeting.

Read more about the OSI 2014 Operational & Organizational Highlights, Community Engagement, Mission & Mandate, Sponsorship Oportunities, and how they use those funds, in their recently releaced Open Source Initiative 2014 Annual Report.

Happy Birthday to The Open Source Initiative (OSI) from the Joomla! community.

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Jacques Rentzke

Jacques Rentzke

I specialize in building and supporting web sites on the Joomla! CMS. I'm the owner of New Web Consulting, and former Co-Lead Editor on the Joomla! Community Magazine. I previously served on the board of Open Source Matters. I also helped organize the Joomla! User Group - Cape Town (JUGCT) and JoomlaDay South Africa.