Our commitment to the open source community and ongoing sponsorship of the Open Source Initiative.

In December 2021, our team was asked to share our reasons for supporting the Open Source Initiative, and our hopes for the open source movement. Here’s what we said:

Each member of the CodeSee team has a history in open source. Guided by a collective connection to the community, CodeSee is committed to advancing its progress through a series of initiatives. For starters, CodeSee Maps is forever-free to use on open source projects and is an integral part of our open source community, Open Source Hub. In addition, CodeSee maintains an open source community, providing a space for developers of all skills levels to connect, learn and contribute to open source. And of course, we also sponsor the Open Source Initiative to uphold its work in stewarding the Open Source Definition.

CodeSee sponsors OSI because we believe responsible business and product development requires attention to and care of the broader ecosystem. It’s imperative that organizations using open source technologies actively cultivate the ideas and interests of those creating tomorrow’s open source solutions. Sponsoring the maintenance of open source advocacy, education, and standards through the OSI is a means for organizations to support this ecosystem and play an impactful part in this evolution.

As the world becomes more interconnected and data driven, the relationship between closed and open technologies is evolving. In 2022, we hope to see (and take part in) a continued push toward non-code involvement in the open source movement. Despite its intrinsic openness, the space has historically centered on projects and skills relevant to those with a computer science background. We hope to see improved accessibility to the community and its opportunities for those who do not code.

Today, software technologies play a part in nearly every exchange and interaction between organizations and people; software itself is arguably one of the most encompassing phenomena we know! Imagine the possibilities in a truly diverse set of skills coming together in pursuit of all-things-open source. With further inclusion of creative practices—from graphic arts to copy and music composition—the opportunity is great to explore and expand upon what’s possible.


This post was originally published on the Voices of Open Source blog by the Open Source Initiative on December 22, 2021.

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