Open Source Summit – June 20-21 near Washington DC
On June 20th and 21st 2012, NASA – in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the State Department – will host a second ‘Open Source Summit’ to advance the use of open source software in government. This event will convene leaders from government and industry as well as practitioners to get a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ perspective of the state of open source software in government and the community behind it.The first Open Source Summit (in March 2011) focused on improving NASA’s ability to develop, release, and use open source software. This year’s event builds on that by expanding the discussion to all government agencies. Attendees will: • Discuss the current and future state of the government open source community • Discuss practical ‘how-to’ insights for open source projects in government • Identify real-world projects and their successes and challenges • Discuss government procurement of open source softwareAs the role of open source in government expands and matures, the relationship between technology, policy, and culture will be increasingly important. This Summit aims to broaden the open source discussion beyond just technology. This Summit will be held at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith’s School of Business (see directions @ http://bit.ly/LP0jFO). The event will be facilitated by Wayne Moses Burke of the Open Forum Foundation and will leverage online collaboration to facilitate lively 2-way engagement between speakers and attendees.You can register for the event and learn more at http://opensourcesummit.eventbrite.com/
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