Do you want to know ahead of time what software will save you money in real life and lead an enjoyable life? And do you want to know how to pick the right tool for your specific challenges? The OSSI Software Decision Matrix (SDM) is here to help you take a long level look at the playing field, and at your options.
Tools to help you make the best overall choice.
Guidance to assist you with the specific needs of your project.
Your invitation to the next opportunity to learn from the experts.
See what successful choices look like in action.
Actively enrolled students (high school, college, graduate programs) who are interested in working with open source software and gaining access to industry professionals while they are still in school.
Persons interested in supporting the Open Source Software Institute’s (OSSI) mission can join at the individual member level. Members who are interested in advancing specific aspects of the OSSI mission can opt to volunteer as a committee member or serve in a leadership position.
For small businesses providers of Open Source Solutions who are seeking guidance in doing business with the Government.
Enterprise level Open Source Solution providers looking to compete for contract opportunities.
The real benefit of being a member of the OSSI is that our aims are to give you a voice in the market segment you want to serve. We want you to connect with the specific target clients within the government as a result of the OSSI’s ability to matchmake. We want you to be part of the community that is DEFINING how the open source mentality works, by living it in our day to day business interactions. We work together, and it shows.
The OSSI serves to navigate a better course for ALL of the players who come to the government software space to do business. We serve all of the communities together. That’s what makes it work.
We help software vendors understand the needs and processes of their government customers.
We help agency leadership, technical developers, and federal contract writers ALL get together and calculate ratings that describe factors about Total Cost of Ownership, Security, and Ability to Innovate.
Individuals in private industry, public sector, and academia can benefit from a ton of resources and networking opportunities in the programs and initiatives of the OSSI. Stay up to date and keep your finger on the pulse of modern code security, functionality, and TCO.
Do you need some contract writing training to make sure you are asking the RIGHT questions, to find the BEST answers, no matter what challenge you are trying to solve? Some members get free access to training videos as part of their OSSI Toolkit.