Marist College Joins Open Source Initiative
Many within the Apereo community may not know that the Apereo Foundation is an Affiliate Member of the Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org), as is the Xerte Project (http://www.xerte.org.uk/index.php?lang=en) which recently graduated from Apereo Incubation (https://www.apereo.org/incubation).
In June of 2015 the OSI announced the extension of its Affiliate Member Program to include institutions of higher education (http://opensource.org/node/752) and in August announced admission of its first member form the higher ed community, the University of Souther Queensland (http://opensource.org/node/770). This month the OSI announced Marist College has joined as well. Marist is an important supporter and contributor to not only the advancement of open source software within colleges and universities, but within the Apereo Foundation as well. The OSI is very excited that their experiences in adoption, development and advocacy can inform the OSI's work within higher education and help shape the Affiliate Member Program to best serve institutions exploring, using and producing open source software.
The OSI welcomes and thanks the Apereo community--the projects, the people, and the institutions--for all of your support of open source software. Affiliate Membership is available at no charge and allows institutions of higher education to directly participate in the development and direction of the Open Source Initiative. You can learn more about the OSI's Affiliate Member Program, its benefits and how your institution can join, at: http://opensource.org/affiliates