“We do need to think about how the software that we’ve created impacts the lives of people. And there’s no easy answer.” — Stefano Maffulli
and I) had the chance to interview Stefan0 Maffulli recently. For those who don’t know him, you should because he is the Executive Director of the OSI (Open Source Initiative). He has big plans for the non-profit. As powerful as the OSI might seem, they only bring in $500k a year compared to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) estimated annual revenue
is currently $37.6M per year.
There is no reason why the OSI can’t get near that amount with the brand recognition it has. Chris Aniszczyk (CTO of the CNCF) has run for the OSI board
, bringing up great ideas on how to increase revenue.
“If I were to be elected, my main mission would be to try to grow the OSI membership, build bridges with other open source foundations, consider open data as an area of interest and focus on expanding corporate membership programs.” — Chris Aniszczyk
Hopefully, one day the community will see the value Chris can bring to help sustain the organization that defines and defends the open source definition.
I look forward to seeing how Stefano will transform the OSI. I am rooting for him and his team to succeed.