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Open Source Initiative

"Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to
managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the
community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software
certification mark and program....The basic idea behind open source is
very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the
source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People
improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a
speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software
development, seems astonishing." [from the website]