The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been working to defend open source for the last 17 years. This year, the OSI has decided to run their membership driver and board elections concurrently in an effort to gain 2,398 new members before April 1. If successful, this would raise more than $95,000 to help fund the organization for the next year.
Membership offers a wealth of benefits in addition to the ability to vote and be nominated for elected board officials. Members also gain access to the educational and professional development resources for businesses, and educational organizations. The funding the OSI receives will help them support in their efforts to expand and support understanding of open source.