Purpose and Mission


1. To lead and advocate the use and development of open standards and free and open source software, hardware, and associated services in the UK

2. To be a voice for the industry, representing a body of expertise and experience in the field

3. To provide tools and resources for members, a network through which members can access peer support and commercial opportunities


Through our current initiatives, we are working towards the following aspirations:

  • Raising the profile of our industry
  • Creating a marketplace of Open Source product and service suppliers
  • Becoming the go-to place for Open Source skills in the UK
  • Promoting practical Open Source principles and showcasing successful implementations

2015 Projects:

  • Enhancing the operations of the OSC
    • Improved logo/branding, replacement website – Achieved April 2015
    • Billing and renewal processes
  • Membership
    • Improved member engagement
    • Retain current members
    • Attract new members
    • Clearly articulate the value of the OSC to it’s current and potential members
  • Industry
    • Increased engagement with other related industry groups
    • Organise events to promote the OSC and the values of the OSC
    • Provide real-world F/LOSS case studies

We welcome support and resources that will assist us with meeting our aspirations.

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