The Open World Forum is the first European summit to gather political representatives, decision-makers and experts, in one place, in order to debate the technological, economic and social impacts that the Free and Open-Source technologies bring to market. The forum was first held in 2008, and is now organized annually in Paris, France, with more than 200 speakers coming from 40 countries, and a global audience that was 2200-people strong in 2013.
Organization and Governance
The Open World Forum is held in partnership with all the major international communities (Linux Foundation, Open Source Initiative, and the main French Open Software organisations (Adullact, AFUL, CNLL, PLOSS, Silicon Sentier), with the support of French (Paris City Hall, the Ile-de-France Region and the Regional Development Agency) local government. The Open World Forum is partnered with 70% of the major IT companies in the world.
The Open World Forum will take place at the Beffroi, in Montrouge and will be organized, this year as well, by Systematic Paris Region who will be assisted by a Forum Committee which groups the main partners and contributors to the event (Abilian, Alter Way, Cap Digital, the Free Software Working Group of Systematic, Henix, Inria, Smile).
Centre culturel le Beffroi
2 Place Emile Cresp