It’s available here
Another opportunity to discover OpenERP
Open To The Public
Discussion meeting investigating open approaches to education and training in the public sector
30 June 2011, 17.30-21.00, London WC2 – Free to attend and open to all
OSC members Ian Lynch, Chief Assessor of INGOT and Derrin Kent, Managing Director of TDM Open Source Services are speaking at Open to the public. TDM along with our friends the BCS Open Source Software Group are organising this free event which will be held at the BCS headquarters in London.
I’ve just received an invitation to attend the sixth ODF plugfest As you might recall the fifth plugfest was kindly supported by among others the local authority Windsor and Maidenhead. So what’s different about this one, apart from it being in Berlin? Continue reading German govt “gets it”, why doesn’t the UK?
OSC Presentation at SmartGov Live
On 15 June, Gerry Gavigan gave a speech at SmartGov Live, in the Session “Open Standards and Open Source Software: Crucial for Government IT in a Big Society”
The text of the speech is reproduced below.
I’ve just listened to a radio programme about the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1065, discussing among other things, the economic conditions at the time. How did they know? The programme participants were using material from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (written between 876 and 1174) and the Domesday Book, commissioned in 1085). Give or take, they were referencing material written 1000 years ago.
Select Committee Inquiry into Bigger Society
In March 2011 the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) launched an inquiry “Smaller Government: Bigger Society?”
Specifically the Committee was looking for contributions as to what might be the nature and consequences of this initiative.
We’ve asked Cabinet Office about what is happening with the Open Source Advisory Panel (See Evidence supplied to PASC by Minister for the Cabinet Office).
Improvements and annotations welcome
19 May 2011
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I don’t know if the FSF chose to word play on Roosevelt’s “four freedoms” but we now seem to have yet another illustration by counterexample of the benefits arising from the GNU four freedoms currently going through the European Courts.
Luckily, suppliers of services based on Free and Open Source Software don’t have to care.