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18 June 2013, 09:54

Open Source Initiative seeks first manager

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Open Source Initiative logo The Open Source Initiative, the US non-profit organisation that defines open source and advocates its use, has announced that it is seeking its first full-time manager. The OSI has traditionally been run by the members of the board of directors, which has limited the organisation's outreach and fundraising capabilities. Over the past few years though, it has been transitioning to a more active role in fostering the use and understanding of open source, reaching out and opening its doors to become a wider membership-driven organisation.

That transition means that the OSI now needs a General Manager who will report to the board and who is able to plan, budget, fundraise, handle public outreach and events, manage contracts and support the board's governance role. The post is expected to be filled by this summer and those interested in applying should consult the detailed job posting on the OSI's site for details of role, responsibilities and how to apply. The successful applicant should be prepared to recruit 1000 new members and raise $40,000 in corporate funding in the first six months.



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