Select Committee looking at effective use of IT by Government
In December 2010 the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) launched an inquiry into the way in which Government develops and implements technology policy.
Project Canvas – Ofcom Complaint
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.
Barcamp Oxford 2010
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”.
Guardian Activate 2010
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.
Response on EIS
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).
Scottish Open Source Awards 2009
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