The center of OSPO++ is our working groups - recurring meetings 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.

Working Groups

We have four different major working groups, focusing on:

  • Universities and higher education institutions
  • Cities and governments
  • US Open Source policy
  • The European Open Source network
  • We post about how to join on our mailing list.

We post about how to join on our mailing list.

Interested in Joining OSPO++?

Here are some useful links and information that will help you get started.

Meet the Community

Join the growing OSPO++ community via Slack and introduce yourself. You will find some great companions to join you on your OSPO journey.

Mailing List

Join our OSPO++ in Academia Mailing list and stay up to date with events and news from OSPO++ and our community members.

Attend an Event

Attend a community gathering; virtual or in-person. Check out our upcoming events and videos of our previous presentations on our Events page.

Is OSPO++ For Me?

If you are part of any of the following categories you are welcome to join our Community. We are a friendly bunch.

How We Work

Affiliation with OSPO++ is tied to organisation. As an individual you can still join if you are interested in the conversation and would like to contribute your experience to the OSPO++ Network. We've included some guidance on how we work below. No fees are required to participate. Content is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Tools & Resources

Some of our discussions happen in Slack. Our announcements are communicated in the Mailing List and we store a lot of our working documents in gDrive.

Chatham House Rule

All discussions in our Slack channel and during our events and workshops are held under the Chatham House Rule to create a safe space where people can ask real questions.

Code of Conduct

We have a Community and a Mailing List Code of Conduct.

Be nice and kind. If you would like more details, please read our Code Of Conduct.