Monday, March 2, 2015

OSI membership

I've just joined the OSI as a member - in AUD it is about $50, but it's well worth it!

The reason I became a member was because I thought it was high time that I did this. I contribute to LibreOffice, and I truly believe that open source and open culture is very important to society at large. I believe that open source gives maximum freedom to those in society who are not necessarily empowered due to economic or social circumstances. It levels the playing field, and what I most love is that it really gives transparency to those who use software so that they can verify and improve upon the work of those who have gone before them, without restricting the ability of others to use the work to improve the conditions and lives of others in society.

I encourage others to also join the OSI, as it is really is a force of good in the world.