OSOR Event: Sustainability of OSS Communities

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Published on: 05/05/2021

OSOR is thrilled to announce its first event of the season focusing on the sustainability of public sector open source communities.

Join us on 18 May to hear from two speakers about their research on and experience with the use of open source across public administrations and especially on the challenges that public sector OSS communities face to sustain themselves.

Koos Steenbergen Koos Steenbergen is an Open Source Project Manager at the Department of the Interior at Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands. He advises his department on policy issues regarding open source and promoting the use and development of open source software government-wide. 


Johan Linaker Johan Linåker is a researcher at Lund university, Sweden, with a focus on how to enable the public sector to share and collaborate on open source software and open data. Johan holds a passion for health and sustainability of open source software projects, researching challenges experienced by maintainers, their impact, and how they may be addressed.

You will also have a chance to gather useful tips on community sustainability and discuss your experience with colleagues from public sector and open source enthusiasts. The outcomes of this discussion will serve as input in updating OSOR’s Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector

The webinar will take place on 18 May 2021 from 09:30 to 12:30 CET.

To register, click on the banner below and you will receive the details shortly after.

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Have some questions? Feel free to contact us at EU-OSOR@ec.europa.eu.

Cannot attend but still interested? Register for the webinar and we will share the supporting materials shortly after.

Please note that this webinar will be recorded. By attending this webinar, you consent to being recorded.


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