Open D.C.: OSI May 2013 f2f Board Meeting & Outreach Events
to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) Spring 2013 Washington D.C. Public Planning Wiki. The OSI Board will meet during the week of May 6, 2013 in D.C. and is taking an open and collaborative approach to making the very best use of their time there. If you’d like to know more about OSI, its mission and activities, please visit opensource.org .
The OSI board, which meets in person at least twice per annum, was unanimous in their interest to select Washington D.C. as the location for the Spring 2013 meeting not only as a central location for gathering its geographically diverse board membership, but also as a national and international epicentre of open source policy dialog and debate as well as high-profile implementations within US federal government operations. The board members have extended their agenda to include time for meeting with and providing their expertise to organizations in the area to further the general goals of OSI’s mission to defend, protect, educate and promote the Open Source Definition and use of standardized licenses.
We’re looking for organizations and individuals to help ideate, strategize, collaborate, organize, host, promote, and/or just show up to a number of events during the week of May 6. You can get involved by creating a user account and contributing to the wiki, or feel free to mail the board with your ideas or suggestions.
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updated March 19
Monday, May 6 Board Members arrive
Monday evening, possible inter-organizational dinner or other evening event?
Tuesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 8
Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 10
Community event: The Washington, DC Metropolitan area has a healthy and vibrant technical user group community. While groups like the Linux Users Groups, Java and JBoss Groups, Opscode, Eucalyptus, Mongo, Big Data are focused on specific areas,
many of them have the common thread of open source running through them.
It would be great to hold an event that brings these communities together and puts a spotlight on the what the lifeblood of Open Source is - active community participation. (submitted by Isaac Christoffersen)
Add: MIL-OSS Working Group, Drupal4Gov
Please feel free to add your ideas here and let us know how we can contact you.