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.
We have four different major working groups, focusing on:
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.
Join the growing OSPO++ community via Slack and introduce yourself. You will find some great companions to join you on your OSPO journey.
Join our OSPO++ in Academia Mailing list and stay up to date with events and news from OSPO++ and our community members.
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.
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.
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.
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.