Leading figures from Open Source gathered at OSPOCon and OSPOCon Europe to discuss the new OSPO Era challenges and ways to help the Open Source movement OSPOCon has demonstrated to be a key networking space to learn and connect with OSPO professionals across organizations: Attendants were able to learn from open source leaders who shared their experiences on ways to establish and run an OSPO, the status of emerging open source initiatives raising within organizations across industries, as well as the evolution of OSPOs worldwide.
OSPO Survey Results 2021 The TODO Group is happy to announce the fourth annual Open Source Program Management Survey results that examines the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs, including the key benefits and barriers to adoption. We have open sourced all of our survey results and graphics. Key Findings The findings indicated there are many opportunities ahead to educate companies about how OSPOs can benefit them. OSPO Structure: Professionalization continued among OSPOs, with 58% of those programs formally structured, up from 54% the previous year.
When it comes to talent management, OSPO professionals appear highly specialized, or their job role seems difficult to categorize into traditional definitions. In fact, one of the many challenges OSPO initiatives are facing is finding the right ways to proactively help staff members plan their career advancement strategy. Today, the TODO Group launches a new OSPO guide to help open-source programs improve their career development. The guide covers: How to build a sustainable and rewarding career path for OSPO employees
The TODO group is proud to announce OSPOlogy: A set of OSPO resources made up of monthly meetings, OSPO news, and open discussions with the aim to study the status of Open Source Program Offices. Do you know what’s best? These new resources are open to everyone! Why launch OSPOlogy? What can the community expect from this initiative? How can they get involved? Keep reading to learn more. Why launching OSPOlogy?
The TODO Group, together with Linux Foundation Research and The New Stack, is conducting a survey as part of a research project on the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs among different organizations across the globe. OSPOs help set open source strategies and improve an organization’s software development practices. Since 2018, the TODO Group has conducted surveys to assess the state of open source programs across the industry. Today,
The TODO Group would like announce the sharing of a modular OSPO 101 course: All the content is modularized and licensed under CC-BY 4.0 for your usage: https://github.com/todogroup/ospo101 We would like to thank Guy Martin for helping seed the initial content for the course. The course was converted to friendly markdown format by the TODO Group community, including contributions from Chris Aniszczyk and Greg Back. If you’re interested in starting an open source program or collaborating with your peers in open source program management, please consider joining the TODO Group!
The TODO Group would like announce first OSPOCon: The CFP is open and closes Sunday, June 13 at 11:59pm PDT. If you’re interested in starting an open source program or collaborating with your peers in open source program management, please consider joining the TODO Group!
Open source program offices have become a best practice for companies that rely on open source technologies. As open source program offices have spread, there has been increased interest in applying this best practice in non-corporate contexts. Cities, universities, and other non-corporate organizations are starting to see the benefits of creating a center of competency for open source. The TODO Group is a Linux Foundation collaborative project that serves as a working group for open source program office members around the world.
The TODO Group is over 5 years old and as an organization has brought together the brightest in the field of open source program management. We have produced a variety of open source program management guides, tools, surveys and even an awesome list to advance the practice. Today, we are formalizing our definition of what an open source program office (colloquially an OSPO) is based on our years of experience and to ensure we have a common lexicon in the industry when we describe open source programs:
The TODO Group is happy to announce the third annual Open Source Program Management Survey results that examines the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs among the Global Fortune 2000, including the key benefits and barriers to adoption. We have open sourced all of our survey results and graphics. Key findings include: Use of open source remains stable, and a new generation of companies are increasing their engagement with open source communities.