Open Source: national frameworks - Programme

by Sebastian Rahtz on 1 January 2005


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Open Source: national frameworks is a conference exploring current UK government open source policy and its implementation in UK higher and further education.


9:30-10:00 Registration 10:00-10:15 Sebastian Rahtz: overview of the UK Government open source policy10:15-11:00 Alan Robiette: developing JISC open source policy and practice11:00-11:15 Coffee/Tea11:15-12:00 Marc Bressers: OSOSS - open source and open standards in The Netherlands12:00-13:00 Rishab Ghosh: open source across Europe13:00-13:45 Lunch13:45-14:30 David Casal: open source business across Europe14:30-15:15 David Rayers: open source and the BBC15:15-15:30 Coffee/Tea15:30-16:15 Michael Coen: investing in proprietary, in-house or open source software or services 16:15-17:00 Panel discussion: the future for policy and practice

The conference takes place on Thursday, 20 January, at the Diskus Conference Centre, Transport House, 128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1. The nearest underground station is Holborn; see map

Open Source: national frameworks is free for delegates from UK higher and further education, however, you must register in order to attend. If you are not from a UK institution of further or higher education but would like to attend this event, please contact OSS Watch prior to registering, Availability is limited for this event. Registrations beyond our capacity audience will be placed on a waiting list, and registrants will be notified as soon as a place becomes available. OSS Watch reserves the right to limit the number of delegates attending from a single institution.

Open Source: national frameworks is organised by OSS Watch,, the open source software advisory service for UK HE and FE. For further information contact

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