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Open Source Software and Copyright: From Industry 4.0 to SMEs

16 October 2018


October 16, 2018
17:30 - 20:00 UTC+0
Join GitHub, OpenForum Europe, and Red Hat at Le Grand Central for an evening on the importance of open source software to software development and to Europe. 
We will explain what open source software is, and talk about the fundamental role it plays in Europe’s digital transformation and industrial competitiveness. We will also explain how open source software fits in with copyright law and how policymakers can help protect the EU’s software industry, including SMEs, in the Copyright Directive. The public and private sectors of Member States and of the EU rely heavily on open source software and code-sharing platforms to innovate and compete globally so this topic has broad relevance to policymakers and developers alike. 
We hope you’ll join us for this discussion and chance to ask questions about open source and the Copyright Directive.

Partaking in the discussion:

Abby Vollmer, GitHub

James Lovegrove, Red Hat

Roberto Di Cosmo, Software Heritage

Astor Nummelin Carlberg, OpenForum Europe

Sebastiano Toffaletti, European DIGITAL SME Alliance