The establishment of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) represents a pivotal transformation in how organizations manage technology stack across the supply chain. Open Source leaders from Porsche and Sony have significantly contributed to the OSPO Book Project by sharing their OSPO Best Practices. We aim their stories to help elevate open source adn technical matters to align with business objectives and challenges, by showcasing their unique approaches to integrating open source operations within their organizational strategies and business units.
We are thrilled to announce that the China Academy for Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) has joined TODO as a new General Member and OSPO Adopter. CAICT is a government-backed (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) ICT research institute in China. They are committed to play an active role in TODO Group activities, and share best practices for open source strategic adoption within Chinese organizations. CAICT collaboration with TODO aims to focus on three key pillars:
Since 2018, the TODO Group and the Linux Foundation Research have conducted yearly open surveys to assess the state of open source programs and similar initiatives worldwide. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 call for sponsors to those organizations interested in supporting this effort and making the 7th edition possible. All raw data, questionnaires, results, and insights are available with a CC-BY 4.0 license in the OSPO Survey Repo.
With the start of the new year, the TODO community would like to provide a quick recap of the latest updates on the collaborative effort: the OSPO Book project. This blog post aims to share the roadmap, milestones, and essential information for the contributor’s call meeting series in 2024 What has been done? During the past last contributor’s call in 2023, a few action items were defined to enable the content creators and reviewers to continue working on the book project.
We are excited to announce the composition of 2024 Steering Committee (SC) on the Linux Foundation’s TODO Group project. The 2024 SC includes elected members: Ashley Wolf from GitHub (returning), Stephen Augustus from Cisco (returning), Nik Peters from Porsche (new) and appointed members: Brittany Istenes from Fannie Mae (new). The TODO Steering Committee is responsible for providing guidance and stewardship to TODO project’s direction, set up yearly strategic goals, as well as structuring and facilitating collaboration among its contributors, general members, associates, and ambassadors.
The TODO Steering Committee gathered at the Linux Foundation Member Summit for an end-of-year meeting to review project goals and outline the next steps for the upcoming year. This article aims to offer a summary of the various topics discussed and the areas of focus addressed during the meeting. TL;DR In a nutshell, here are the action items from the past SC conversation for the upcoming year: Work with the members’ organizers on the creation of checklists to increase OSPOlogyLive Europe host involvement.
The annual OSPO study examines the prevalence and outcomes of Open Source Progam Offices and similar OSS Initiatives across sectors, including the key benefits, value provided, and challenges ahead. OSPOs Become Mainstream In 2023, the adoption of OSPO and OSS initiatives witnessed a 32% increase compared to 2022. The key findings cover a broad range of topics, from how OSPOs are addressing security concerns and supporting open source sustainability, to enhancing software best practices within organizations.
Over the past six months, the Steering Committee members have been diligently assisting the TODO project in its stewardship and strategic goals. This summary aims to provide a concise overview of all the topic discussions and areas of work that the Steering Committee and the program manager have been focusing on during this period. For public disclosure, we include a summary of the monthly meeting notes taken. Steering Committee Achievements Update TODO charters and build Ambassador Program After months of hard work and discussions, the Steering Committee has developed a new version of the TODO charters.
The OSPO book project is one of the most recent initiatives hosted under the OSPOlogy repo. Whether you contribute to new chapters, review existing PRs, include new book terms in the glossary.md, or make translations into your native language, there are many ways to become an active member of this community. The OSPO Book Project has improved its documentation to help new contributors get started in the project. Together, we can build a more inclusive and complete book that serves as a baseline for Open Source Program Offices in organizations.
The TODO Group and Linux Foundation Research with the support of Alibaba, CHAOSS, CyberTrust, Dynatrace, GitHub, InnerSource Commons, Kaiyuanshe, Open Infrastructure Foundation, Open Source Initiative, OpenChain, OpenSSF, and Salesforce, are conducting the 2023 survey edition as part of a research project on the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs and similar open source initiatives operating across the globe. 🧩 What’s New in the 2023 edition? This year the survey