In addition to these founding members, we’ve also added representatives from four companies that we’ve been engaged with since we started talking about forming TODO:
With these additions, we have representation from a good cross section of industry leaders in corporate open source.
In addition to these members, we invited any interested companies to participate, and we heard from over 700 companies within the first week. Due to the overwhelming response, we want to be sure we’re extremely clear on our charter and operating principles, and how we are organized. To that end, we created our Twitter account and this blog to better communicate with everyone, and setup a mailing list that companies can use to connect with each other to discuss open source.
We are still working to more clearly define how membership works, and we’ll be sharing those details as soon as we can.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more information on this blog. You can look forward to discussions of the legal areas of open source, how to build an open source community, what it takes to manage successful projects, and more. Some of the topics we have in mind include:
Longer-term, we’ll be spending time curating best practices from our member companies to share with you as well as working directly with GitHub to create better tooling around corporate open source projects.
We’re very excited to get TODO Group up and running, and we look forward to further discussions about open source with the community.
Nicholas C. Zakas, Principal Architect, Box