The OISV looks like a great idea. It offers a central place for independent software vendors to share knowledge and experience and to learn from others.
The OISV is a co-operative of software developers, marketers, distributors, and retailers that combine their thoughts and ideas to create better software and practices for everyone. The OISV is based on the values of equality, democracy, honesty, solidarity and helping others achieve their goals.
It’s not apparent from the website how old the “co-operative” is, but there are already 1,866 applications waiting for approval. Obviously, this is what quite a few ISVs have been looking for.