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Rocket.Chat renews support for Open Source Initiative, live from All Things Open 2018

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by Isabella Russell

Rocket.Chat renews support for Open Source Initiative, live from All Things Open 2018

Rocket.Chat stays on as Corporate Sponsor

The Open Source Initiative (OSI), the founding organization of the open source software movement, announced Rocket.Chat has continued its support for the global non-profit as a Corporate Sponsor. Rocket.Chat joins Craigslist Foundation, Facebook, Github, Google, Heptio, HPE, IBM, USB Direct, and many more sponsors, supporters and members committed to increasing awareness of open source software, and participation within the innovative communities that enable its continued advancement.

“We’re very excited to announce Rocket.Chat’s sponsorship, not only because of their generous financial support, but also because they’ll be providing access to the Rocket.Chat platform itself in support of our Incubator Projects and Working Groups,”

affirmed Patrick Masson, OSI General Manager.

“The OSI community is highly distributed, and access to a collaboration platform like Rocket.Chat will help our community organize, co-create and manage the very important work underway to increase the understanding and adoption of open source software,”

Masson added.

The OSI provides opportunities and resources such as web hosting, wikis, mailing lists, etc. for open source advocates to all them to self-organize around shared issues and projects. These “Incubator Projects” are dedicated to addressing a specific need of, and for, the open source community in line with the OSI’s mission of education and advocacy while building bridges among different constituencies. Incubator projects focus on the creation of resources for open source communities, development practices, licensing or any other non-code aspect of the open source ecosystem. With the addition of Rocket.Chat as a Premium Corporate Sponsor, another valuable tool has been added to the resources the OSI can provide Incubator Projects to help advance the open source movement.

About Rocket.Chat

Rocket.Chat is an open source team chat collaboration platform that allows users to communicate securely in real-time on web, desktop or mobile and to customize their interface with a range of plugins, themes and integrations with other key software. Users can set up Rocket.Chat on cloud or by hosting their own servers on-premises, and the platform can be installed on Linux, FreeBSD, macOS and Windows as well as on Android and iOS.
Rocket.Chat Marketplace launched in September 2018, enabling users to build, browse and download apps on Rocket.Chat’s newest app ecosystem.
By opting for Rocket.Chat, users also benefit from audio and video conferencing, guest access, screen and file sharing, LiveChat, LDAP Group Sync, two-factor authentication (2FA), E2E encryption, SSO, dozens of OAuth providers and unlimited users, guests, channels, messages, searches and files. With more than 700 developer-contributors on Github, Rocket.Chat has the largest and most active community of chat developers in the open source communication sector and has won multiple awards since being founded in 2015, such as a 2016 Bossie Award for Best Open Source Application and first prize in the 2017 edition of All Things Open’s Startup Competition.

About the Open Source Initiative

Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) protects and promotes open source software, development and communities, championing software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure, stewarding the Open Source Definition, and preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement. The OSI is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. For more information about the OSI, or to learn how to become a sponsor, please visit: http://opensource.org/sponosrs.

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