We are happy to share with you our “OFE Year in review” report presenting our achievements this year. Many new partners and new Fellows of our OpenForum Academy, finalising the FOSS4SMEs project, vital work within Task Forces, kicking off the Journal of Open Law, Technology and Society and several events we organised throughout the year are just a few of them.
It’s been a good year for OFE, and we’ve had some excellent news to end it: OFE and Fraunhofer ISI have won the contract to conduct DG CNCT’s study on the economic impact of Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware.
Beyond Open Source, OFE continues to pursue a wider openness agenda. Looking forward, we see the current focus on Digital Sovereignty both as a challenge and a real opportunity for OFE to make this about openness rather than protectionism. There is a need to engage with this issue and to show how openness can empower users.