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OSS Watch advises colleges and universities on the procurement, use and development of free and open source software.

We promote awareness and understanding of the legal, social, technical and economic issues surrounding open source software. OSS Watch is an independent, non-advocacy advisory service based at the University of Oxford.

Here on the OSS Watch team blog you can read the personal views of individual team members.

This makes the content here quite different from the materials published on the OSS Watch site. Those materials go through a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure they are balanced, as is required from a service intended to facilitate informed decision. Here there are no restrictions on what can be posted, individual opinion and even free thought (shock!) is encouraged, but often challenged.

We hope you enjoy learning about the individual interests and positions of our team members. Furthermore, we hope you will use the comment facility to tell us when you think we have it wrong.

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