This article introduces the Open Source Initiative Organization - whose mission is to promote and protect open source software and communities.
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The Open Source Initiative (OSI) are the stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and is the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant. The site provides the open source definition as well as a complete list of those licenses that the OSI has certified as Open Source. As such, it is a major resource for selecting an open source license. The site also supports the review process for licenses, and has a variety of information for those interested in Open Source community-building, education, and public advocacy.