Between 18:10 and 18:40 (CEST) on Wednesday 9 September, Paula and Sivan, making up the OFE research team, will present at the Main Stage of the Open Source Initiative’s ‘State of the Source’ conference.
Fraunhofer and OpenForum Europe have been tasked by the European Commission to research the value and impact of Open Source Software and Hardware. This study holds vast potential. Consider, for example, that when the last study on Open Source in Europe was concluded in 2006, Open Source had not yet taken over the world. That means that today, policymakers don’t have the data they need to treat Open Source as the innovation machine it has become. We hope that this study will play an important role in doing just that.
During this presentation they will share preliminary takeaways and tell you why we need your input to make a pro-open source policy a reality.