History of Open Source Initiative (OSI)

  • 1983: Richard Stallman launched GNU project [to write OS with free use if source code]
  • 1985: Stallman published GNU Manifesto
  • 1989: First vesion of GNU General Public License published
  • 1991:
  • OSI formed in 1998 as an educational, advocacy organization
  • Term “open source” was coined at session on 3rd February, 1998 in California after Netscape Source code was announced to be released
  • OSI was founded on 1998 February, founders were Eric Raymond and Bruce Perence with mission of education and advocacy.
  • OCT 1999: OSI published list of approved license

To be continued…

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