OSPO++ Working Group

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.

When:

We meet biweekly on Thursdays. Depending on whether the topic is based on Universities or Cities, we have an earlier or a later session. The main track is always in the first thirty minutes, followed by a community track for the remainder of the hour.

October 7: Universities & Academia

  • When: 9am PT, 12pm EDT, 6pm CET

  • Main track: Using OSS to deal with restricted data
  • Hosts: Paul Nagy, Johns Hopkins

  • Community track: Mapping OS Academic Ecosystem - both sides
  • Hosts: IAOS, Sustain OS, Apereo

October 7: Governments & Agencies

  • When: 6am PT, 9am EDT, 3pm CET

  • Main track: Coming Soon
  • Hosts: Coming Soon

  • Community track: Coming Soon
  • Hosts: Open Forum Europe, Mosslabs

November 2: Universities & Academia. (Save the Date)

November 8: Governments & Agencies. (Save the Date)

Where:

Zoom. While we’d like to use an open source platform, we find that this works best for the our needs.

Rules:

We follow both Chatham House Rule and the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct.

Who:

Those that currently run OSPOs, inside champions looking to build an OSPO in their organization, and anyone else seeking to be part of this conversation.

Types of OSPOs:

  • University OSPOs
  • Research Center OSPOs
  • National & Regional Government OSPOs
  • Government Department or Agency OSPO
  • City and Public Administration OSPOs
  • Philanthropic Funding & Policy Foundations (private & public)
  • Global NGOs

How?

Want to join in? Get in touch.