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 LibraryCode 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.

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Convening the community & looking towards the future

Successful open source projects are about more than just the code. To survive and grow, an open source project must develop a product that meets community needs while engaging the community, delivering on their strategic vision, and smartly managing personnel and finances. We have found that projects across the open source for open scholarship landscape …

Sowing the seeds for change in scholarly publishing

The promise of open science to improve the speed, transparency and completeness of research sharing has attracted a lot of innovators and developers creating new, open source technology solutions. All too often, though, technologies are built by organizations that see themselves as competitive with one another and work at cross purposes.   We’re focusing on …

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