Keynote: How can Open Source Help Solve Europe’s Strategic Challenges?

09 November 2020

Author: Astor Nummelin Carlberg

Sachiko Muto, Chief Executive Officer, OpenForum Europe delivered the keynote “How can Open Source Help Solve Europe’s Strategic Challenges?” at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit Europe 2020.

In a world of ubiquitous Open Source, unstable geopolitics and with an EU looking to regulate digital markets, there are new opportunities and risks for Open Source. The confluence of these trends means that the conversation around Open Source is moving beyond questions of cost-saving into being of strategic importance for Europe’s digital future. To achieve this, however, Open Source community stakeholders need to increase their capacity to engage with policymakers. There are tangible steps we can take to catalyse ‘Open’ to solve Europe’s strategic challenges without erecting walls and barriers.