At the Sustain summit in Brussels earlier this year there were two sessions that worked to define what it looked like for a company to be a good member of the open source community NOTES
The discussion led to the idea of defining a set of Open Source Accountability Goals. By defining a set of goals, companies could then set targets and work toward improvement and progress.
Proposed Open Source Accountability Goals
- Set and publish a goal for open source contribution relative to value capture.
- Adhere to the principles of authentic participation (cf. this working group)
- Publish documentation of open source policies, processes, and project governance (cf. this working group)
- Have a well defined reporting process that is publicly available
This working group will meet to refine the first goal, Set and publish a goal for open source contribution relative to value capture.
Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1st at 11:00am PST with the goal of setting a cadence for future meetings and scoping the problem.
One thing I expect the working group to spend considerable time on is the definition of frameworks that can be used to decide how much value open source is providing to your organization. I recognize that this is a complex problem, and I don’t expect the working group to provide prescriptive methods. Rather, I expect us to collect and refine existing approaches to the problem, and propose prospective models that might be helpful to explore.
To prevent Zoombombing, the link will not be posted publicly, but anyone is welcome to join. If you would like to be added to the invite list, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org - I will add you to the calendar invite.
The working group will post an update to this thread after each meeting.