OSS sustainability workshop at FOSDEM20!

We are happy to share that the OSOR team will be running an OSS sustainability workshop at FOSDEM20 conference on Saturday, 1 February 2020! Join us and share your thoughts!

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The European Commission's Open Source Observatory (OSOR) is currently drafting Guidelines on the sustainability of open source communities in the public sector. As open source software (OSS) is increasingly popular in the public administrations, the number of public sector OSS communities has been steadily growing over time.

In collaboration with Dr. Maha Shaikh (King's College London), this workshop will be the opportunity to present the preliminary findings related to the guidelines, including the key success factors associated with healthy communities and to discuss the sustainability of open source communities in the public sector. In particular, the following questions will be answered:

  • How to ensure the long-term success of the community?
  • How to best organise a public sector open source community?
  • What can we learn from previous or ongoing open source projects in the public sector?

You will be also invited to further brainstorm in groups the key success factors of sustainable OSS communities as well as to identify the key components that the guidelines should contain.

Come discuss with us and share your thoughts!

Important information

When? 1 February 2020 - 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Where? FOSDEM20 - ULB Solbosch Campus - Room J.1.106

For who? All open source enthusiasts

For more information on the workshop, feel free to contact us at osor@wavestone.com


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Physical location
Université libre de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles