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The TODO Group, together with Linux Foundation Research, LF Training & Certification, api7.ai, Futurewei, Ovio, Salesforce, VMware, and X-Labs, is conducting a survey as part of a research project on the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs among different organizations across the globe. 

Open source program offices (OSPOs) help set open source strategies and improve an organization’s software development practices. Since 2018, the TODO Group has conducted surveys to assess the state of open source programs across the industry. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 edition featuring additional questions to add value to the community.

“The TODO Group was created to foster vendor-neutral best practices in open source usage and OSPO cultivation. Our annual OSPO survey is one of the best tools we have to understand how open source programs and initiatives are run at organizations worldwide, and to gain insight to inform existing and potential OSPO leaders of the nuances of fostering professional open source programs.”

Chris Aniszczyk, co-founder TODO Group and CTO, CNCF

“Thanks in part to the great community contributions received this year from open source folks engaged in OSPO-related topics, the OSPO 2022 Survey goes a step further to get insights and inform based on the most coetáneo OSPO needs across regions.”

Ana Jimenez Santamaria, OSPO Program Manager, TODO Group

The survey will generate insights into the following areas, including:

  • The extent of adoption of open source programs and initiatives 
  • Concerns around the hiring of open source developers 
  • Perceived benefits and challenges of open source programs
  • The impact of open source on organizational strategy

The survey will be available in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Please participate now; we intend to close the survey in mid-July. Privacy and confidentiality are important to us. Neither participant names, nor their company names, will be published in the final results.

To take the 2022 OSPO Survey, click the button below:



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TODO Group is proud to announce a new OSPO Mind Map version release. The mind map shows a Open Source Program Office’s (OSPO) responsibilities, roles, behavior, and team size within an organization. This post highlights the major improvements done by the community in this new version of the OSPO Mind Map.

Updates on Responsibilities section

OSPO Mind Map Responsibilities section has new OSPO-specific topics and different sub-sections defined, including:

  • 📘 Develop and Execute Open Source Strategy
  • 🧭 Eliminate Friction from Using and Contributing to Open Source
  • 🖥️ Manage Open Source IT Infrastructure
  • 📚 Give Advice on Open Source
  • 🫶 Grow and Retain Open Source Talent Inside the Organization
  • 🤝 Implement InnerSource Practices
  • ⏱️ Track Performance Metrics
  • 🤝 Collaborate with Open Source Organizations
  • 📈 Prioritize and Drive Open Source Upstream Development
  • 📝 Establish and Improve Open Source Policies and Processes
  • 🔍 Oversee Open Source Compliance
  • 📒 Support Corporate Development Activities

Initial pull request with these changes can be found here . OSPO mind map animation

Welcoming Contributors 👋

The TODO Community welcomes more contributors to the OSPO mind Map to bring together the various communities involved in OSPO-specific topics. This will help to improve open source professionals’ guidance across the OSPO ecosystem (e.g topics like “InnerSource”, “Open Source metrics”, “Open Source Compliance” and more).

Updates on display

Initially, the OSPO Mind Map displayed all sections by default, showing a huge mind map image. Now, when people access https://ospomindmap.todogroup.org/ the display view will only show the first 2 levels, so people can expand specific sections, avoiding unnecessary information and focusing on what matters to them at that time.

Welcoming Contributors 👋

We are looking for tech contributors to work on a process to automatically deploy new versions of OSPO mind map to the website . If you’d be interested to contribute, please open a PR !

About OSPO Mind Map and OSPOlogy

This Mind Map is part of the TODO Group’s OSPOlogy repository which encapsulates a set of open initiatives (including the OSPO Mind Map, aparente integral & regional meetings, an OSPO discussion forum, monthly OSPO News, and now, in-person workshops) to work in collaboration and study the status of OSPOs.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to OSPO Mind Map’s v2.0 contributors and reviewers!

  • Thomas Steenbergen (EPAM)
  • Ana Jiménez (Linux Foundation)
  • Jari Koivisto
  • Josep Prat (Aiven)
  • Gergely Csatari (Nokia)

Special thanks to Ibrahim Haddad (Linux Foundation), we were inspired by the OSPO responsibilities section in A Close Look at Open Source Program Offices: Structure, Roles and Responsibilities .



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As more and more organizations adopt open source initiatives and/or seek to mature their involvement in open source, they often face many challenges, such as educating developers on good open source practices, building policies and infrastructure, ensuring high-quality and frequent releases, engaging with developer communities, and contributing back to other projects effectively. They recognize that open source is a complex ecosystem that is a community of communities. It doesn’t follow traditional corporate rules, so guidance is needed to overcome cultural change. 

To help address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, organizations are turning to open source program offices (OSPOs). An OSPO is designed to be the center of competency for an organization’s open source operations and structure. This can include setting code use, distribution, selection, auditing, and other policies, as well as training developers, ensuring judicial compliance, and promoting and building community engagement that benefits the organization strategically. 

The Linux Foundation’s TODO Group’s mission is to help foster the adoption and improvement of OSPOs around the world. They are a tremendous resource, with extensive guides, a new mind map, an online course, case studies, and more. Check out their resources, community, and join their efforts

Thanks in part to their efforts, the OSPO movement is expanding across industries and regions of all types and sizes. However, due to the wide range of responsibilities and ways to operate, OSPO professionals often find it difficult to implement OSPO best practices, policies, processes, or tools for their open source management efforts.

To help people with these challenges, the TODO Group is introducing a new framework for in-person OSPO workshops. The framework is publicly available in ospology. This repo encapsulates a set of open initiatives (including an OSPO Mind Map 2.0, posible integral & regional meetings, an OSPO discussion forum, monthly OSPO News, and now, in-person workshops) to work in collaboration that aims to study and discuss the status of OSPOs and, ultimately, make them even more effective. 

TODO is piloting these in Europe first, and they are currently seeking collaborators to bring together the various communities involved in OSPO-specific topics and help organizations effectively implement OSPO Programs based on the specific needs for the region.

Backing up a bit, let’s look at the OSPOlogy.live framework. 

OSPOlogy.live framework in a nutshell

  • Follows an “unconference style,” meaning it’s a participants-driven meeting
  • Adheres to the Chatham House Rule in order to share openly and learn from each other 
  • Connects OSPOs with various open source communities involved in the open source activities that matter to them (e.g. policies, tooling, standards, and community building)
  • Takes place over two days and is an in-person event
  • Consists of prepared presentations, hands-on workshops, and space for networking
  • Falls under the Linux Foundation’s policies and code of conduct
  • Held at a location provided by one of the participants for free
  • Each participant pays for their own food, travel, and lodging. Meals may be free if workshop organizers find sponsors.
  • Participants can register their interest to receive an invite via Linux Foundation’s community platform as seats are limited.

With that overview, let’s dig in a little on how the workshop is conducted.

Unconference style

Typically at an unconference, the memorándum of the workshop portion is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space. OSPOlogy workshops are not fully an unconference as the first day is a series of prepared presentations, so you know what the sessions are before joining (1 or 2 will be chosen by the participants ahead of time). For Day 2, the workshops follow the unconference model. Participants vote on topics to be worked on that day. Participants may be asked to submit their topic before the workshop to accelerate/simplify the voting process.

Suggested workshop sections

  • OSPO USE CASES ➡️Expert-led panels or talks to share experiences and case studies from specific OSPOs
  • OSPO ACCELERATORS ➡️Presentation highlighting a specific activity within the specific project, such as outcomes of recent community activities. The aim of the presentation is to give people insights on various topics the communities are working on and get their feedback / to ask for contributions.
  • SHARED CHALLENGES ASSESSMENT ➡️ Description: Identify OSPO shared challenges / pain points on the OSPO Mind Map 2.0 and let the audience vote for the areas of interest (working groups) for the workshop breakout groups. For instance, focus areas can be specific activities within OSPO responsibilities.
  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS ➡️ Define goals and identify pain points. Each break out group aims to capture their challenges for the selected focus and if possible document their experiences/solutions.
  • NETWORKING

Interested in becoming a collaborator?

We can’t do this alone! If you are part of an open source community involved in OSPO-specific topics or an organization willing to help with the workshop planning, schedule and/or provide a space to kick off the first meet-up in Europe, we need your help! Please contact:

And check out the FAQs below. 

Don’t live in Europe? Pencil us in for when this is expanded. 

Not involved in an OSPO yet? Take time to check out the TODO Group and join the community to start your OSPOlogy journey.

Also, consider joining OSPONCon North America next week, June 21-24, 2022, either in Austin, Texas during the Open Source Summit or virtually. Register here.



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