Q: What is Open Source?
What is open source software? Open source software is software whose license agreement permits the human-readable source code to be accessed, reviewed, studied, modified, enhanced and redistributed without fees by the users of that software. In other words, the software and its source code is "open." The term "open source" is also used to describe the terms of the software's license agreement which allows and promotes a collaborative development environment, or community. The terms of an open source license are governed by the Open Source Initiative.
Q: Do I have to be a member or sponsor to attend OSSI events?
A: Absolutely not. OSSI encourages corporations and people to join OSSI for the added value but events are open to the public and as long as OSSI can continue to find a large enough venue, we will not be limiting attendance.
Q: What about government agencies and employes?
A: Government agencies and employees will always be invited to attend regardless of their membership status. Sponsorship and membership is free to government agencies and employees and we encourage them to join so they receive the full benefit of OSSI.
Q: I didn't receive notice about a recent event. How do I get included?
A: People are automatically added to our general mailing list.You can unsubscribe at any time.
Q: How does OSSI delivery events and content for so little money?
A: OSSI leverages the Open Source Software community. Our goal is to recover cost at events. We sustain ourselves on corporate sponsorship's and to a lesser degree membership.