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A Deep Dive into Open Source Program Offices: Structure, Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges

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Abstract

Open source projects and initiatives provide enterprises with proven, successful models to collaborate with other organizations, create new technologies, and support the development of new communities. Organizations across many industries are establishing Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) and staffing them with highly skilled individuals to drive open source software leadership and gain a critical foothold in this external research and development ecosystem. 

A Deep Dive into Open Source Program Offices examines how enterprises structure their OSPOs and the required minimal staffing needed for their operation, discusses the responsibilities of such offices, and elaborates on the challenges that are faced in open source enterprise adoption.

Authors

  • Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D., Executive Director of the LF AI & Data Foundation
  • With a foreword by Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Technology Officer, Linux Foundation and Co-Founder, TODO Group

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