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.

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  • ๐Ÿ“ 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 GitHubโ€™s community guides .

  • ๐Ÿงญ 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:

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  • ๐Ÿ“š 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.

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ 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.

  • ๐Ÿ”Ž Case Studies : Practical Case Studies to learn from OSPOs or similar open source initiatives within organizations.

OSPO Guides

To build successful Open Source Program Offices or similar Open Source initiatives, start here:

For open source program management best practices:

Open Source Program Office (OSPO) 101

OSPO 101 is a course on everything you need to know OSPOs.

OSPO 101

It is intended to be a modularized so the content is reusable in a piecemeal fashion.

OSPO Case Studies

If your open source program would like to add a case study, please send a pull request!


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