The monthly meeting of the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and UK Open Source Hardware User Group will return to the topic of open source chip design. Talks on AAP — an open hardware processor architecture — and its simulation, the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation (FOSSi), and getting into FPGAs. Open to all OSC members.
The next BCS OSSG meeting will include talks on hardware random number generation, trustless computing and a PGP key signing party. Full details here.
All OSC members are very welcome at the regular BCS Open Source Specialist Group meeting, which focuses on widening participation in open source communities. More details and registration here:
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What business models work for open source, and how do you choose the right one for your business? Indeed, how do you get started with an open source business at all? Getting access to open source specific business expertise is a problem for the wider open source community. To help address this, the Open Source Consortium, in partnership with the BCS Open Source Specialist Group, have put together a one day conference as part of the Wuthering Bytes Festival, bringing together leading authorities in open source business to share their expertise.
Open for Business runs 08:30–17:30 on Monday 28 September 2015 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saint George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY.
This one day conference aims to help anyone with or working at an open source business, along with those who may be thinking of starting an open source business.
The presentations will provide insights into first-hand experiences at companies ranging from micro to global in scale, together with talks that look at the economics and legal considerations, exploring open source business models and contracts. We will also hear about the role of open source in taking ideas out of University and into commercial deployment. There will be presentations that explore public sector adoption of open source and the opportunities that it presents. Finally, there there will be a talk that looks at the government support available for innovation. Generous breaks for coffee, lunch and tea ensure there will be plenty of opportunity for networking.
We will be hosting a panel discussion which will explore the organisation, operation, challenges and benefits of creative spaces known as hackerspaces, makerspaces and fablabs. There will be representatives from Makespace Cambridge, South London Makerspace, So Make It (Southampton), Fab Lab London, London Hackspace and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.
Note. This event is now full, but will be recorded and hopefully live streamed. Watch twitter hashtag #oshug and #bcsossg for details of the live stream. The video will appear on YouTube shortly after.