About the LERO Open Source Program Office


What is OSPO?

An Open Source Program Office (OSPO) helps an organization create and manage an open source strategy in terms of the adoption, use, support, participation, and development of open source software and is designed to be the center of competency for an organization’s open source operations and structure. This can include setting code use, distribution, selection, auditing and other policies, as well as training developers, ensuring legal compliance and promoting and building community engagement that benefits the organization strategically.

The Power of Open: Open Source, Open Data, Open Science, Open Innovation.

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Why is OSPO important for Lero?

The Lero OSPO is an important strategic division of Lero that is a testament to our commitment to Open Science. The goal of Lero OSPO is to build an Open Source roadmap for Lero and help its members and partners understand how Lero deals with Open Source in its day-to-day activities. It is also an important step in executing Lero’s Open Science policy.

Where can I learn more about OSPO?

There is an excellent module discussing various aspects of Open Source and OSPO available at https://ospo101.org/.

Are there any other OSPOs in Ireland?

The Trinity College Dublin hosts their own OSPO: https://www.tcd.ie/innovation/OSPO/.

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