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January 2016

European Software Freedom Policy Meeting

January 29, 2016 @ 14:00 - 18:00
Communicated to registered participants

Openness in computing is an essential topic for politicians, legislators and citizens across Europe. There are many Open Source Software / Free Software organisations advocating for openness in ICT, often operating at national level, who work on policy issues to promote software freedom on the ICT market. There is still much to do in this work, ensuring that the results can have greatest impact across Europe.That is why OpenForum Europe and the Free Software Foundation Europe have organised a European Software Freedom Policy meeting to take place on 29 January. It will bring together dedicated organisations to discuss the merits…

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November 2015

Open Platforms : the future of Cloud Computing ?

November 12, 2015 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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***White Paper now available***Cloud computing is still in its infancy, with new services constantly being developed, as technological advances come to meet evolving user needs. A recent study financed by the European Commission reveals that, from 2015 to 2020, cloud computing could add a cumulative total of €449bn to the EU28 GDP, creating 1 million new jobs in the process.These days,  we continue to see interesting developments in cloud computing: many of the more exciting and promising cloud computing products, especially at the infrastructure level, result from collaborations. Open Source based projects like OpenStack or Cloud Foundry are increasingly becoming global…

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October 2015

How to unleash the innovative potential of text and data mining in the EU?

October 22, 2015 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***Text and data mining (TDM) represents a significant opportunity for growth, innovation and research in Europe. The use of computing power to analyse data is unleashing a wave of innovation, from research (social sciences, humanities, medical research) to commercially driven innovation (example - pharma, translation tools, cyber-security, product development, data-driven journalism). Widespread adoption of TDM will ultimately prove crucial to Europe’s global competitiveness. Evidence already points to a growing gap in the research sector, between European and Japan and the US. In this Round Table, we focus on these opportunities and on the roadblocks that may be hindering…

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June 2015

ICT standards for the Digital Single Market

June 30, 2015 @ 17:30 - 19:30
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***Register hereThe Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy clearly outlines the importance of standardisation for achieving the objectives of an agile future digital economy for promoting growth and innovation for Europe: “Standardisation has an essential role to play in increasing interoperability of new technologies within the Digital Single Market. It can help steer the development of new technologies ”. Possibly controversially, the DSM Communication suggests that “currently industry stakeholders decide 'bottom up' in which areas to develop standards and this is increasingly taking place outside of Europe, undermining our long-term competitiveness”. Is this the right approach?This Round Table…

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April 2015

The role of encryption in cloud computing for data privacy and security

April 1, 2015 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***A consensus is growing among IT security experts that security must focus on the data itself, instead of its physical location or the infrastructure (on-premise vs off-premise, specific geographic locations etc.). This helps ensure that data will remain safe even if physical access to the device holding the data is gained.Encryption is one of the most effective data protection controls available today, as part of a defense-in-depth approach, being correlated with good authentication, authorisation and auditing. When data is encrypted, the access is regulated through the distribution of keys, thus the risk is transferred from…

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March 2015

Regulating a Borderless Internet : EU vs US Perspectives on Net Neutrality

March 6, 2015 @ 17:00 - 19:00
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60
Bruxelles, 1047 Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***Early  in 2015, the  Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission  presented his  plans to settle the Net Neutrality question, by applying  Title II  (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 to the  internet in a  vote expected on February 26, 2015. At  the same  time on the other side of the Atlantic, the European Union is  about to decide on its own framework for regulation of the network.  After a vote in Parliament  in 2014 which toughened up the proposal of  the Commission, Member  States are now reportedly close to reaching an  agreement…

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November 2014

The Policy, Legal and Regulatory Implications of Regional Clouds

November 26, 2014 @ 17:00 - 19:00

*** White Paper now available ***Time and time again people can hear references to "data Schengen area" or "fortress Europe". While some people raise concerns about the negative impact of such regional approach, others consider that reinforcing regional clouds might be the appropriate solution.During this second event of the OpenForum Academy Round Tables' Programme, stakeholders from industry, European policy-making, academia and community looked at the policy and legal implications of regional cloud. To set up the context, Professor Millard described the historical context and the concept of "balkanisation" of the cloud and then he pointed out the difficulties of defining…

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October 2014

Trusted Cloud for the Enterprise –what are the key factors today?

October 10, 2014 @ 09:30 - 12:30
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***The European Commission's Trusted Cloud Europe framework raises questions of trust and confidence in cloud computing. It seeks to encourage best practice and consensus building amongst both cloud providers and cloud users. And it sets thresholds for public procurement. Much positive work has been done but there’s more to do. As the market for cloud services evolves rapidly, some burning questions remain for the enterprise cloud market of today.Online registration

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June 2014

Ensuring the security of critical ICT Infrastructure after Heartbleed: Should we leave it to the Community or does Government have a role?

June 26, 2014 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***OpenForum Academy (OFA) Round Table discussion on the security of critical ICT Infrastrucutre.

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February 2014

Patent non-aggression pacts: a way forward for technological innovation?

February 19, 2014 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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*** White Paper now available ***Patents have proven useful in protecting innovation by ensuring fair  revenue to inventors in  exchange for public disclosure. The current  system, however, has led to a number of abuses in the field of technology  which are harming innovation in a significant manner. So-called 'patent trolls', companies whose business model consists in buying up patents  with the sole aim of  taking anyone who infringes them to court, have grown exponentially, particularly in the US where they are increasingly  seen as a major problem.

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