OPEN WORLD FORUM 2008: OPEN SOURCE APPLICATIONS WILL DRIVE THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Focusing for the first time on what the future holds for Open Source in 2020, the Open World Forum has highlighted the influence that Open Source will have on the implementation of tomorrow’s major technological advances. The Forum’s prediction is that Open Source applications will represent one of the main avenues for growth in our economies, and has singled out 7 predictions and 8 key recommendations.
The Open World Forum brought together all the key players from the world of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). The main theme of the forum was to ensure that open software plays an active role in the digital recovery.
Paris, October 2nd - As part of the Open World Forum, France hosted the first International FLOSS Competence Centres Summit.
The meeting was organized by the Qualipso Project and had over 35 participants from 4 continents. Participants from Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and USA represented 11 different Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Competence Centres around the globe. The main objective of the meeting was to unite forces around the world for the establishment of an international network of Competence Centres to collaborate on the promotion of FLOSS.The Summit's fruitful discussions had two major results:
1. A collaborative Web site (www.flosscc.org) will be established, where experiences on how to conduct a successful FLOSS Competence Centre will be exchanged.
2. A Manifesto for FLOSS Competence Centres was written and signed by participants. The Manifesto will be also available at www.flosscc.org.
Qualipso was present in the 10th International FLOSS Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, one of the largest free and open source event in the world with the presence of almost 10 thousand people. The event was held from June 24 to 27, 2009 and was visited by important members from the international FLOSS community, coming from governments, corporations, and FLOSS projects; this included Brazilian president, Lula, who visited the event and gave a speech.
Spanish Competence Center linked to Morfeo Community held a Press Conference last 26th March during the annual General Assembly of Morfeo. The event took place at the Industrial Organization Business School in Madrid. The presentation awaked a lot of interest in the attended media among there were Computer World, Linux Magazine or Gaceta Tecnologica. The objective of this public presentation was to let know the main objectives and benefits for the society and industry of the Competence Center in terms of boosting the use of low-cost, flexible, free open source software to develop innovative and reliable information systems. The presentation also remarked the social and economical impact of the Competence Center creation in fostering the creation and sustainability of employment and new enterprises around the Competence Center activity.
Two days at no cost to you to discover the enterprise software that will set you free and boost your efficiency: come and take part in the first OW2 Annual Conference, April 1-2, in Paris, held during the Solutions Linux trade show.
Co-located with OSS 2009, the 5th International Conference on Open Source Systems, in Skövde (Sweden), the WoPDaSD, a workshop on Public Data about Software Development, is focused on fostering the analysis of public available data sources about software development, and the exchange of data between different research groups. The call for position papers and research papers is now open. QualiPSo encourages you to participate in this workshop!