OSOR published a new section to support public administrations wanting to start an Open Source Program Office (OSPO) in their organisation. The page collects information, news and guides to answer the most common questions.
OSPOs are becoming more popular as a governance model, as is the demand for support. This is particularly visible in the private sector OSPOs in recent years. Interest is now growing in the public sector too but the needs can differ greatly from the public sector. Resources specific to the public sector have not been keeping pace. Through the “OSPOs & OSS governance” link in the left-hand menu, OSOR is making available resources, filling knowledge gaps, and bringing the community’s experts together so it is easier for public administrators to build sustainable foundations for their OSPOs.
OSOR will update the page frequently with new resources developed by OSOR and by third parties. Later this year, we will also publish a study mapping the developments of public sector OSPOs in Europe.
The OSOR community is also invited to contribute to this new area. If you have resources that would be of use to people working on OSPOs for public administrations, do not hesitate to contact us at EU-OSOR@ec.europa.eu or become a member of OSOR and publish them yourself. You can also stay up to date on our ongoing work by signing up for our newsletter.