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OSOR webinar – Enabling Sharing and Reuse with Open Source

Published on: 17/11/2021 Last update: 29/11/2021 Event Archived

Join us on 30 November for an OSOR community event focusing on how open source can contribute to the sharing and reuse of IT solutions!

In an increasingly connected world, the sharing and reuse of IT solutions plays a fundamental role in boosting European governments’ interoperability. Open source is a key enabler of this process in addition to supporting cost reduction, increased efficiency, and faster delivery of digital public services.

Some of the good practices deployed by European public administrations involve the creation of open source communities, the publication of guidelines and toolboxes, the use of common registries to share solutions, and the deployment of sound governance structures. These practices facilitate the reuse of existing solutions, thus ensuring faster delivery of digital public services.

Despite the numerous benefits, governments often have trouble when leveraging open source and lack documented lessons learnt from other organisations. How can they overcome these challenges? To answer this question, OSOR has invited Kristo Vaher, Chief of Technology for the Estonian government, and Matthieu Faure, an open source project manager at Adullact (French organisation of local governments)  to share their experiences. They will talk about enabling the sharing and reuse of IT solutions through open source in their administrations at the national and local level,  especially the use of common catalogues and repositories in boosting the open source software adoption.  

Kristo Vaher

Kristo Vaher has worked as a senior engineer, technology team lead, consultant, and technology architect in the fields of banking, government, and internet media. Over the last twenty years, he has created multiple applications and designed numerous information systems for professional and private use.

He is a strong believer in agile methodologies and he provides consultancy services for developers and start-ups. Kristo is currently working as Chief of Technology for the Estonian government, spearheading the long-term architecture and technology vision. During the webinar, Kristo will discuss the management of the Estonian government’s repository and the deployment of a governance model for open source software.

Matthieu Faure is an open source project manager at Adullact, a French non-profit organisation of local governments.
He is the creator of Asqatasun (formerly EvalAccess and Tanaguru), an open source web accessibility analyser that is reputed for its reliability. Matthieu also volunteers as an instructor at Les Glenans sailing school.

During the webinar, he will share insights on the work carried out by Adullact to support open source projects across France. Some examples include the creation of the Comptoir du Libre repository and the efforts made to coordinate public bodies with relevant developers/communities.

Matthieu Faure


After the presentations, we will explore the challenges that remain in capitalising on OSS for the sharing and reuse of IT solutions and how we might overcome them together.

The webinar will take place on 30 November 2021 from 10:00 to 12:30 CET. 

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