OSC at Public Sector Enterprise ICT 2010
On 4 November, Aidan McGuire, OSC Treasurer, is speaking at a business strategy conference focusing on the practical aspects of strategic delivery of the new Government ICT strategy
The BBC led consortium developing Project Canvas are looking to develop yet another walled garden. As such, the OSC believes this will have adverse consequences for the device and software sector, diminishing consumer choice and causing inevitable consumer harm.
We have asked Ofcom, the industry regulator, to look at the wider effects on the device and software market.
The OSC’s Chairman, Gerry Gavigan, will be attending BarCamp Oxford 2010. The OSC are co-sponsors of this year’s barcamp, where “…all attendees [are] expected to participate in an active way”.
Conference – Technology, society and the future: Changing the world through the internet
Thursday 1 July 2010, London, UK. There’s a 25% early bird discount until 14th May.
The Open Source Consortium (OSC) has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Consultation on proposals for the European Interoperability Strategy.
The statement in the current consultation does not go far enough and without further elaboration is in danger of allowing i2010 (the EU policy framework for the information society and media) to be undermined. …
Credit where credit is due. The Open University is offering a course about Linux (see T155 – Linux: an introduction).
Nominations are now open.
As with previous years, this is a partnership with the Scottish Software Awards. This year, there will be an early-evening Awards party to celebrate the achievements of this year’s finalists. The party will be held on Friday, 20th November 2009, in the Forum Building at the Edinburgh School of Informatics.
Registration is free and closes on 20 November 2009
Updated 20 September 2009
Flax are sponsoring Open Source Search Cambridge 2009, a free event on 29th September that offers a chance to hear informal presentations from users and developers of open source search systems.
A handful of places remain (at the time of writing) for any and all members of the open source search communities to register. Details of the event are here.
Fusis have organised a Partner Camp – a day for VARs and clients – on 30th July 2009 and generously given the Open Source Consortium an opportunity to promote membership.
Ubuntu, Zimbra, op5, IBM and Novell will be there. It’s free to attend and it’s in Covent Garden.
Details are here.
The Open Source Consortium is to become a member of the BSI IST/41 committee.
Details of IST/41 are described here. It works on the UK’s submission to the ISO on DIS 29500 (Office Open XML, or OOXML).