Earlier this year, the concept of open-source software was challenged by software that was being licensed under very specific clauses that brought controversy to the open-source software community.
The Open Software Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open-source software since 1998. The organization has been instrumental in combatting legal terms and clauses in licenses that may be detrimental to the open-source ecosystem. The OSI promotes understanding of the true meaning of open-source software.
The Insight Software Consortium board unanimously voted to support the Open Software Initiative’s unequivocal stance of the Open Source Definition in its last meeting.
The Insight Software Consortium expressly supports the Open Software Initiative’s public affirmation.
The Insight Software Consortium encourages all of its software ecosystem to be licensed under the Apache 2.0 or similar OSI-approved licenses. The Insight Toolkit (ITK) is licensed under an Apache 2.0 license.