OSS Watch

provides unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development and licensing of free software, open source software and open source hardware.

OSS Watch is an independent, non-advocacy service that offers  tailored one-to-one consultations and guidance on issues relating to open source publishing, licensing and use. Their website provides access to publications such as briefing notes, conference reports, opinion pieces, book reviews, research studies and slideshow presentations. The aim is to enable researchers to improve their research by using and sharing open source material.

The OSS Watch service is part of a wider effort to write, promote and support the use of open source software around the University. Oxford has benefitted enormously from open source code, and has built important and useful resources like Weblearn and Mobile Oxford from open code.


Read the OSS Watch 2013 survey.


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