2nd OCTOBER 2009 - 11.00-16.00 - EUROSITES GEORGE V, PARIS - Event organized within the Open World Forum

European Public Administrations invest in Open Source Communities: how and why? From multi-stakeholder management to expected outcomes, the IDABC Open Source Event 2009 highlights these key aspects of FLOSS sustainability and presents seven practical cases, closing with a panel discussion. The keynote of the day focuses on the economical aspects of sustainability.


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OPEN WORLD FORUM KEYNOTES on FLOSS AND PUBLIC POLICIES: the brazilian experience | rountable on successful implementations of FLOSS in the regions of Europe - with representatives of IDABC, APRIL, The Netherland in Open Connection, Junta de Andalucia, IT Project LiMux / City of Munich.


Pause and networking


Welcome and IDABC Open Source event 2009 opening

- Karel De Vriendt, IDABC Head of Unit, European Commission


Keynote: “A vision for sustainability of FLOSS - the importance of communities” 

François Elie - President of Adullact - France – recently published a book presenting his vision on the sustainability of FLOSS, “The Economy of Free Software”. His key phrases: “A software is free once it has been paid”, “Public money should pay only once”.


CommunesPlone – engaging Public Administration in community management activities

- Joel Lambillotte, IT manager, Sambreville, Belgium


The SIGNERGIAS Network, an initiative to coordinate Spanish Public Administration led GIS projects 

- Pedro A. González Pérez, gisEIEL project, Deputación da Coruña, Spain


The FriKomPort Community enables sustainable collaboration in the scope of efficient course administration for municipalities

- Britt Inger Kolset, Coordinator of a regional ICT-program in the Kongsbergregion, Norway


Lunch and networking


Involvement of IT-savvy Eisenstadt Court personnel in OS communities - investment and expected results

- Dr Herbert Grassner, Austrian Ministry of Justice, Eisenstadt, Austria


Guadalinex: Junta de Andalucia interacting with the OS communities

(Speaker to be confirmed), Junta de Andalucia, Spain


Creating and managing the TYPO3gem community

- Jos Kruis, Member of Honour of Board TYPO3gem, Netherlands


"Developing Communities"

- Alasdair Mangham, Head of Information Systems and Development, Camden Town, England


Pause - networking


 Panel discussion: "Active involvement of public administrations in Open Source communities, how to make this work?"

Presenters of the day.


Wrap up

- Karel De Vriendt, IDABC Head of Unit, European Commission


Pause and networking


OPEN WORLD FORUM CLOSING KEYNOTES with a Keynote from James Bessen on Open Innovation | Open Innovation Awards | 2020 FLOSS Roadmap.

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2009 Partners