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The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it is joining the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an affiliate. The OSI was founded in 1998 by Eric S. Raymond and Bruce Perens, with the aim of explaining, advocating, and protecting the term open source. Debian shares the OSI's desire to encourage Free Software. Debian's Social Contract commits it to producing a system which is 100% free.
The OSI's Open Source Definition is closely based on the Debian Free Software Guidelines, the document that defines the types of software licenses which the Debian Project accepts. For many years now, the OSI has helped the Open Source trademark gain recognition, particularly in the corporate world. The OSI recently decided to pursue this mission by becoming a member-led organisation, and as a first step has invited Free and Open Source Software projects to become affiliate members.