Will Simon Phipps Energize OSI?

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 12, 2010 12:54 PM EDT
OStatic; By Joe Brockmeier
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Former Sun chief open source officer Simon Phipps is joining the Open Source Initiative (OSI) board effective April 1st. Let's hope Phipps can shake the organization up a bit. I'd hazard a guess that many newcomers to the open source community are partially or even wholly unaware of the OSI and what it's meant to do, because the OSI has not been a terribly dynamic organization over the past few years. The OSI is considered the steward of the Open Source Definition (OSD), and is the body that approves new open source licenses. But its influence has been considerably on the wane for some time now.

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They could start by chaning their name to, oh, the FSI dinotrac 10 759 Mar 13, 2010 12:56 PM

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