OSPO++ Working Group History

The center of OSPO++ is our working group - a biweekly, recurring meeting where we share how we’re building open source program offices (OSPOs), where we collaborate on new initiatives, where we form a community of like-minded open source practitioners, and where we support each other’s efforts.

Over the past two years, we’ve held more than 500 hours of collective mind-sharing on the topic of OSPOs and how to effectively bring open source to our institutions.

November 11th, 2021: Universities & Academia

November 8th, 2021: Governments & Agencies

  • Topic: When Institutions Cooperate (2 Hour Special, Live from Paris)

  • When: 9am ET, 3pm CET

  • Three Institutions, Two OSPOs, and Shared Policy Goals:
  • This special 2 hour OSPO++ Workshop happens live from Paris as part the in-person Paris Open Source Global Forum (Nov 8) and at the start of the Paris Open Source Experience (Nov 9 & 10).

  • We bring together perspectives on institutional-to-institution cooperation from politicians, academics, and community leaders, while showcasing a real-world case-study of Open Source and Policy Cooperation.

    • Insightful Keynotes by leading politicians
    • Quick global briefings on OSPOs from OSPOs
    • Panel discussion with Neighborhood Community Members
    • Panel discussion with Developer Community Members
    • Demos

Complete List

  • Nov 8, 2021 - OSPO++ Governments & Agencies: Paris Open Source Special Live & Hybrid Event - Cooperation Between Institutions
  • Oct 7, 2021 - OSPO++ University & Academia: “Open Science” - Karthik Ram, UCBerkley & Paul Nagy, JHU
  • Oct 7, 2021 - LAUNCH: OSPO++ Governments & Agencies: “Policy Goals with Open Source” - Hosts: Clare Dillon, Leslie Hawthorn, Astor
  • Sept 28, 2021 - OSPO++ Luncheon @ OSPOCon Seattle
  • Sept 9, 2021 - OSPO++ and the Cascadia Innovation Corridor
  • July 17, 2021 - How OSPOs can engage their whole organization
  • July 1, 2021 - Teaching Open Source, Teaching Software Engineering with Open Source. Teaching Community Engagement through Open Source
  • June 17, 2021 - Collaboration Network Case Studies, applicability to OSPOs
  • June 3, 2021 - Legal Needs of OSPOs
  • May 24, 2021 - Special Seminar: The Evolution of Open Source @ Microsoft
  • May 5, 2021 - Deep Dive: UC Santa Cruz’s CROSS program, Open@RIT, Semester of Code @JHU
  • April 22, 2021 - OSPO value to students and researchers
  • Mar 22, 2021 - OSPO-to-OSPO Collaboration & Pitching Sideways
  • Feb 25, 2021 - Open Source & Ireland’s Innovation Ecosystem
  • Feb 11, 2021 - OSPO as a tool for Policy agendas
  • Jan 28, 2021 - Community Discussion
  • Jan 14, 2021 - Government OSPOs (report from OFE/OSPO++ Event)
  • Dec 17, 2020 - Writing your OSPO headcount job listing
  • Dec 2, 2020 - Breakouts: Events, Pitching Up, Seminar Series, #defineyouropensource
  • Oct 29, 2020 - Pitching Up to Organization Leadership
  • Oct 15, 2020 - How this group gets work done, and what to work on
  • Oct 1, 2020 - OSPO Community & Collaboration
  • Sept 3, 2020 - OSPO++ Camp: OSPO++ In Practice in Governments
  • Aug 20, 2020 - OSPO++ Camp: OSPO++ In Practice @ Universities
  • Aug 6, 2020 - OSPO++ Camp: The Shape of an OSPO++
  • July 23, 2020 - OSPO++ Camp: Social Impact, Diversity and Inclusion (LIVE @ Baltimore Data Day)
  • July 9, 2020 - OSPO++ Camp: Why OSPO++? Why now?
  • June 25, 2020 - Why we need an OSPO++ in Ireland - Clare Dillon, Open Ireland Network
  • June 11, 2020 - Eclipse Foundation - Gael Blondelle, Eclipse Foundation
  • June 4, 2020 - OS & Institutionally: Panel Discussion with OSI’s Executive Director & Board President - Patrick Masson & Josh Simmons, OSI
  • May 21, 2020 - OSPO++ at JHU improving University Output - Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University
  • May 14, 2020 - OSPO++ & Open Source as a Movement - Danese Copper, NearForm
  • May 7, 2020 - Organizing/Engineering OSPO++, JHU, Paris, Baltimore - Jacob Green, OSPO++
  • April 30, 2020 - Industry OSPO, what is it? - Kevin Fleming, Bloomberg LP OSPO
  • April 23, 2020 - Metrics strategy for University OSPO++’s - Georg Link, Bitergia