The TODO Group is the foremost organization for companies that are wanting to interact with other companies and share best practices about managing open source programs. It isn't surprising that they have many organizations approach TODO Group members asking for advice on how to get started with an open source program.

To help companies inform and improve their open source practices, the TODO Group has released a set of to help you learn more about setting up an open source program. These Open Source Guides are developed by the TODO Group in collaboration with The Linux Foundation and the larger open source community. They collect best practices from the leading companies engaged in open source development, and aim to help your organization successfully implement and run an open source program office. We expect these guides to be living documents that evolve via community contributions.

These guides can be found at the TODO Group website, but we are able to host the guides here as well, as part of our resources.

These guides include:

For open source program management best practices:

TODOGroup guides and case studies are open source on GitHub under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. If you would like us to feature your open source program you can reach out to us at OSPOCO or submit a pull request at

If you are interested in collaborating with your peers in open source program management, we also recommend you consider joining the TODO Group.