The non-profit steward Open Source Initiative (OSI) will also host the DC Metro Open Source Community Summit on May 10th, 2013 The program will include short sessions by an international collection of OSI board members and an “unconference” format for maximum attendee participation, collaboration, and learning. Open source community and user group leadership, open source project leads, committers and developers, non-profit foundations, open data engineers and others with an interest in learning more about growing and sustaining open source are invited to attend and participate.
The OSI will host a small open source license clinic as part of its non-profit educational mission, in collaboration with federal agency participants and the Washington D.C. technology community The clinic is designed as a cross-industry, cross-community workshop for legal, contract, acquisition and program professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of open source software licenses, and raise their proficiency to better serve their organizations objectives as well as identify problems which may be unique to government.
Registration is free to government employees, $20 to non. Program details and registration information is available at the event web site at http://opensourcecommunitysummit.org. Event sponsors helping underwrite the non-profit event include Google, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, GitHub, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and MIL-OSS. Labor for producing the summit has been donated by The Open Bastion, along with the efforts of local volunteers and OSI board members to organize the Summit’s program.