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The Open Source Initiative's (OSI) Search for Leadership Might be Its Last Quest for Salvation

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Summary: After almost 23 years the OSI is in a state of crisis and it has no permanent full-time staff; its choice of the sole dedicated worker, which is an ongoing process, might be its last chance to rescue itself and set its sights on the real goals (as opposed to boosting a proprietary monopoly of Microsoft, which is also an attack on software freedom)

THE only full-time staff of the OSI left abruptly about half a year ago, so a temporary worker took or filled his space (the founders are all gone and unhappy; they won't come back). Yesterday she advertised the new position with 10 days left to apply.



I myself promoted "Open Source" for more than 15 years, but I ended up abandoning "Open Source" last year, seeing that the Open Source Initiative (OSI) became truly defunct, working against its very own goals, much like the Linux Foundation.

The video discusses why it is hard to believe that the OSI can still salvage itself (short story is, infiltration runs deep and it'll be resistant to actual salvation as opposed to subversion).

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