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While I have been supporting the concepts underlying Open Source software since the 1990's, it's only recently that I've felt able to start taking a more active hand in the growth and promotion of Open Source. This has included, , maintaining the , and, most recently, , leading to being awarded a for service to the Perl community.
It is doubtful that there is a single tech startup which does not owe its current and ongoing existence to Open Source Software. FOSS has arrived. This is an amazing and laudable accomplishment, but the work isn't done yet.
For Open Source to continue to thrive it must have an active and vibrant ecosystem. This includes several facets:
- Educating existing organizations on how to release new Open Source projects and support the resulting communities.
- Working with schools, libraries, and local organizations to provide Free and Open training to the youth who will be the next generation of open source maintainers.
- Increasing awareness within all communities of OSI as a resource for knowledge, expertise, and advice on the proper care and feeding of Open Source projects.
I would like to be elected to the OSI Board of Directors so I may help with these and other initiatives.
To contact me with questions, please post comments here, send a tweet to me at, or email me at OSI @ vmbrasseur.com.