ClearlyDefined Monthly Board Report: February, 2019

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OSI Board Report on ClearlyDefined

Monthly report in preparation for board meeting February 14, 2019


The last year of development on the technology and community has been successful. We are “open for business” and serving users everyday. We attended FOSDEM at the start of the month and are aiming to expand our user base and integrations with other software over the coming months.


Our development funding is expected to run out at the end of the month. We are having multiple conversations with potential funders about commitments for 2019. In the meanwhile, we intend to continue development with our community and volunteer developers on the existing software. Program management and curation work will continue unabated.

The software and crawler infrastructure is all stable and shared amongst Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.


We have focused on changes and features that will help us “tell the story” of ClearlyDefined so that we can continue to build our user and community base while making clear the value of financially supporting the project. We have implemented the page to give users a clear understanding of the depth and breadth of the project’s reach in FOSS so far. We will soon also have a page to give users an understanding of what our underlying infrastructure is doing.


In February we attended FOSDEM and met with multiple partners and potential users. We continue to see interest and excitement about the project. We have many potential partners we will be following up with who can potentially fund the project and/org use the data. We will continue to engage them over the course of the next month and follow-up on their involvement in the community.

Our curation community also continues to grow, and we have had 5 new curators make curations for our data in the last 30 days.

Upcoming goals

  1. Scope a proposal for ClearlySecure, which we have heard from many users is a key expansion of the ClearlyDefined data.
  2. Identify opportunities for integration with other software that can use the ClearlyDefined data in its own workflows, dashboards, etc. Launch a proof of concept for at least one software integration.

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