2020 is going to be a big year for Open Source and EU digital policy.
As the EU institutions’ and European governments’ attention is increasingly directed towards Open Source
as an enabler of the digital transformation, Open Source stakeholders need to be part of the conversation.
OpenForum Europe will bring together Open Source community stakeholders and policy makers a
day before FOSDEM, in order to discuss public policy related actions at both the EU and the national levels.
Our goal is to increase our ambitions, move to be more proactive in Brussels and mature our advocacy presence.
We will have a chance to gather the community to support research in our field, such as the upcoming European Commission Open Source impact study.
The new European Commission and European Parliament are now in place, which means that we need to build new relationships and maintain old ones.
If you get the “page not found” error on framaform when registering – don’t worry, we have your registration.
08:30 – 09:00: Breakfast and Registration
09:00 – 09:10: OpenForum Europe Welcome Statement
Astor Nummelin Carlberg, Policy Director OFE
09:10 – 09:30: European Commission Opening Statement
Pearse O’Donohue, Director for Future Networks , European Commission
09:30 – 10:00: The European Commission’s Open Source Study: Engaging the Community to Measure Impact
Mirko Boehm, TU Berlin; Paula Grzegorzewska, OFE
10:00 – 10:20: Digital Sovereignty as Openness: Gaia-X and Open Source
Peter Ganten, CEO Open Source Business Alliance
10:20 – 10:40: ‘Open Source: a Dynamic Market Fueled by Digital Transformation and Innovation’ (Study Results)
Stéfane Fermigier, President CNLL
10:40 – 11:10: Delivering an Open Digital Approach to Healthcare: How Open Source is Changing Digital Health
Axel K. Braun, Coordinator Europe, GNU Health;
Stuart Mackintosh, CEO OpusVL presents the Dito Project
11:10 – 11:40: Association Professionelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre (APELL): The European Open Source Business Association
Stéfane Fermigier, CNLL; Peter Ganten, OSBA
11:40 – 12:00: Break
12:00 – 13:30: LUNCH SESSION A European Digital Transformation in the Open: Open Source in the Manufacturing Industry
Club de la Fondation Universitaire,
Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles
Friday, 31. January 2019
09:00 – 13:00 (lunch will be served)
After lunch, you are also welcome to join the FSFE’s community meeting at MundoB, Edinburgh Street 26, in Brussels. The FSFE event starts at 13:30.