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Organization for the Advancement of Standards for the Information Society

OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.

OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.



Open Invention Network

The Open Invention Network is a shared defensive patent pool with the mission to protect Linux. Launched in 2005, OIN has strong industry support with backing from Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony and SUSE. Any company, project or developer that is working on Linux, GNU, Android or any other Linux-related software is welcome to join OIN, free of charge or royalties.



Open Source Business Alliance

The goal of the OSB Alliance is the continued strengthening of confidence of industry and management in open-source software. The organization makes use of various instruments such as: cooperation projects, networking, marketing and public relations.

The Open Source Business Alliance pursues its work focused on interoperability, open standards, open-source software, heterogeneous solutions, business development, OpenStack and Open Cloud.



Open Source Initiative

OSI was conceived as a general educational and advocacy organization to execute the same mission agreed on at the Free Software Summit held in April 1998. At the launch meeting, the original Board accepted this general mission and decided to focus specifically on explaining and protecting the “open source” label. Some early activism was done as well, with OSI supporting a petition to encourage the US government to use open source software in Jan. of 1999.