What is OSAOS?
We are an alliance of open source projects that value sharing and collaboration. Rather than remaining siloed, our projects/organizations have committed to share resources, learn from each other, and work together to create a new open source infrastructure for science – one that is modular, flexible, and reusable.
In May 2017, California Digital Library, Code for Science & Society, and the Coko Foundation hosted a Sloan-funded one-day meeting of open source, open science “doers,” for existing initiatives to begin talking directly to one another about ways to collaborate. During that meeting, we decided to launch a space to continue to grow our group and explore ways of working together.
This website, our blog, and our mailing list aim to open lines of communication between the many existing projects, and lay the foundation for a productive community of good actors working towards a shared vision: a robust, open source ecosystem of interoperable, complementary tools for science research and communication.
We will continue to expand our list of resources and open source scholarship initiatives into a Knowledge Base to support new and existing projects.
Interested in joining the community? Use this survey to let us know what you’d like to see.