Ana Jiménez Santamaría

OSPO Program Manager
TODO Group

OSPOs Key Leveller for Open Source Sustainability

Government, Law & Policy
Tuesday February 7th, 5:00pm-5:30pm GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor

Ana Jimenez headshot

OSPOs Key Leveller for Open Source Sustainability

Enabling continuity in executive support, funding, software development practices, and OSS project prioritization. Within organizations, Open Source Program Office’s role can include setting code use, distribution, selection, auditing, and other policies, as well as training developers, ensuring legal compliance, or promoting and building community engagement. OSPOs bring many benefits to both, the open source ecosystem and organizations in equal parts, yet sometimes, the path to follow is unclear. During this session, Ana will share a set of actionable tips based on the TODO community learnings that any organization can implement to start building their Minimal Viable OSPOs, as well as ways to overcome the ongoing challenges ( culture, tooling, process, and continuity).


Ana is the OSPO Program Manager at the TODO Group, a Linux Foundation project and an open community of Open Source Program Office (OSPO) practitioners and organizations who want to collaborate on best practices and tools to run successful and effective Open Source Projects and Programs. Formerly she worked at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm, where she finished her MSc in Data Science, whose final thesis focused on measuring DevRel’s success within Open Source development communities.

Ana is really interested in Open Source, InnerSource, and community metrics. She has been a speaker at some international conferences such as GitHub Universe, FOSSBackstage Berlin, Open Compliance Summit Japan, DevRelCon Tokyo, OpenInfraDays, DevRelCon London, ISC Summit or OSSummit (Japan, Europe and NA).

During her spare time, you can find Ana practicing yoga or illustrating.


“Adopting a strategic posture around open source is no longer optional. Is time to move from open source ad-hoc to strategic decision-making partners. In 2023, I see (even more) Organizations building sustainable open source vehicles (AKA Open Source Program Offices) that will help them to streamline their open source operations while building healthy relationships with the open source community.”