Role of OSPO

The CERN Open Source Program Office (OSPO) develops and drives consistent organisational practices relating to both open-source software and open-source hardware.

With its operations the OSPO:

  • promotes CERN as a contributor to Open Source development;
  • asserts CERN as a competent and conscious user of Open Source;
  • and enables CERN's due diligence related to Open Source.

The OSPO is an entry point to CERN’s expertise in Open Source.

The OSPO is an open and inclusive service, working internally across departments with and for the entire CERN community, and externally as a visible interface to potential partners and the interested public.

This includes events, communication, support and training throughout the year.