Open Source Software Institute

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Open Source Software Institute
Industry Open-source software
Founded 2015
Founder John Farrell and Andrew Murren
Headquarters Woodbridge, VA

The Open Source Software Institute is a U.S.-based 501(c)(6), non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development and implementation of open-source software solutions within US Federal, state and municipal government agencies. OSSI was established in 2015 and has focused on strategic initiatives to promote the adoption of open source within US Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.


Efforts include securing the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation for the OpenSSL cryptographic module library, participation in development of the U.S. Navy's Open Source Guidance Document,[1] securing the Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS) with the Defense Information Systems Agency,[2] and working with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate to establish and implement the Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program, which promotes open security.[3]


  1. ^ "DON Open Source Software Guidance". United States Navy. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  2. ^ "DISA Earns National GOSCON Honors". Defense Information Systems Agency. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST)". Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

Further reading

  • Marsan, Carolyn Duffy (2009-04-27). "Military enlists open source community". NetworkWorld. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  • Weathersby, John M (June 2007). "Open Source Software and the Long Road to Sustainability within U.S. DoD IT System". DoD Journal of Software Technology. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  • Karels, Michael J (July–August 2003). "Commercializing Open Source Software". ACM Queue. Association for Computing Machinery. doi:10.1145/945074.945125. 
  • Lever, John; John Weathersby (Summer 2002). "Open Source Permeates NAVOCEANO Systems". CHIPS Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

External links

  • Official website
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