Guides and Resources
The TODO Group offers a Maturity Model, a set of Guides, a Mind Map, a 101 Course, Annual Surveys, as well as Case Studies, to help organizations advance in their OSPO journey. These OSPO resources are developed by the TODO Group in collaboration with The Linux Foundation and the larger open source community. We expect these resources to be living documents that evolve via community contributions.
- 🚀 The Evolution of the OSPO study : Includes an OSPO maturity model, practical implementation from noted OSPO programs across regions and sectors, and a set of OSPO personas. People can download the PDF version in multiple languages:
Translations are done via community contributions. Please send an email to email@example.com to contribute to other translations
📝 TODO OSPO Guides : Collect best practices from the leading companies engaged in open source development and aim to help your organization successfully implement and run an open source program office. For guides tailored to individual contributors, we recommend GitHub’s community guides .
🧭 OSPO Mind Map : An interactive Mind Map that schemes the main Open Source program Office’s responsibilities, roles, behavior and team size within the Ecosystem. Project can be found as part of OSPOlogy repo . People can find an interactive version in multiple languages:
Translations are done via community contributions via OSPOlogy repo
📚 OSPO 101 Course : Covers everything you need to know about Open Source Program Offices. The course materials are modular, available on GitHub, and licensed under a Creative Commons license, allowing them to be remixed and reused as needed.
📈 OSPO Annual Surveys : The TODO Group is committed to running this survey on an annual basis moving forward and sharing the results with the wider community. Learn more here.
🔎 Case Studies : Practical Case Studies to learn from OSPOs or similar open source initiatives within organizations.
To build successful Open Source Program Offices or similar Open Source initiatives, start here:
- How to Create an Open Source Program
- Measuring Your Open Source Program
- Tools for Managing Your Open Source Program
- Managing Career Development within OSPOs
For open source program management best practices:
- Using Open Source Code
- Participating in Open Source Communities
- Recruiting Open Source Developers
- Starting an Open Source Project
- Open Source Reading List
- Improve Your Open Source Development Impact
- Shutting Down an Open Source Project
- Building Leadership in an Open Source Community
- Setting an Open Source Strategy
- Marketing Open Source Projects
- Building an Inclusive Open Source Community
- Organizing and Managing Open Source Events
- Creating OS Commercial Ecosystems
Open Source Program Office (OSPO) 101
OSPO 101 is a course on everything you need to know OSPOs.
It is intended to be a modularized so the content is reusable in a piecemeal fashion.
OSPO Case Studies
- Capital One
- National Instruments
If your open source program would like to add a case study, please send a pull request!
All content is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 .