OSSI is a membership-based, non-profit 501(c)(6) organization comprised of corporate, government, academic, and open source development community representatives.

Focused on a common goal to promote of the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in government OSSI sponsors and members work closely with government agencies to:

  • Identify and cultivate new technologies
  • Expedite the development of applications
  • Security of Software and Systems
  • Software Assurance
  • Support for existing applications and systems
  • Shorten the delivery cycle
  • Serve as advisors to government and industry in the area of Open Source Software


About Us

OSSI's mission is to promote the development and implementation of open source software solutions within U.S. Federal, state, and local government agencies.

To achieve this mission, OSSI serves as:

  • An Open Source Advocate - OSSI serves as a vendor-neutral, technology-agnostic voice for the development, adoption, and support of open source software solutions within public sector technology environments.
  • An R&D Facilitator - OSSI serves as a facilitator of research and development activities that help identify challenges, strategies, and technology solutions within government systems that can be addressed through the use of open source software.
  • A Strategic Integrator - OSSI serves as a forum for public and private-sector representatives to exchange information, identify opportunities and economic and operational benefits available through the use of open source software and the open source development model.

For more than a decade, OSSI has been sharing the vision of open source across government technology systems.

Review the Open Source Software Institute's newest whitepapers

- Governance of Open Source SoftwareGovernance-of-Open-Source-Software-20160309.pdf

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