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The UK organisation for the business of Open Technology

OpenUK is the UK Organisation for the business of Open Technology being open source software, open hardware and open data “The 3 Opens”.

OpenUK’s purpose is UK leadership and international collaboration in Open Technology which it achieves this through 3 Pillars:

Community: creating a cohesive business community working in Open Technology across the UK;
Legal and Policy: using this community’s voice to influence the UK being a great place for Open Technology through appropriate laws and policies; and
Learning: promoting education and learning of skills in Open Technology.

Our 2022 focus is on Skills, Security and Sustainability

We are a UK not for profit organisation and advocacy group funded by partner donations and sponsorship.

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OpenUK’s Gratitude Journal

Upcoming Events

OpenUK events are open to all but may have limited ticket allocations and preference will be given to our Supporters.

Open Source Software : Infrastructure, Curation and Security, Thought Leadership Event

October 17 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 5:30 pm

Sponsored by Bristows Law Firm, In Association with Open Source Security Foundation

Keynotes: 

  • Lord Maude, Former Cabinet Minister and founder of GDS 
  • Jim Zemlin, CEO, Linux Foundation
  • Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK
  • Salem Avan, Director Governance, United Nations

Panels:

Panel: Open Source’s impact on infrastructure in the UK Public Sector? | Moderator: Joanna Hodgson, UK Country Leader, Red Hat

  • Mike Bracken, Partner, Public Digital, former Executive Director, Digital, Cabinet Office
  • Dr Richard Dobson, Head of Digital and Data at Energy Systems Catapult
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OpenUK Open Technology for Sustainability Day

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join OpenUK for its second Open Technology for Sustainability Day. The day will cover a range of topics around how Open Technology can promote sustainability.

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OpenUK submission cited in National Data Strategy Consultation Outcome

OpenUK’s Legal and Policy Group’s submission to the UK Government’s 2020 Consultation on the National Data Strategy has been cited in the Consultation Outcome. In...

15th July 2021

Become a Supporter of OpenUK

OpenUK is funded by individual Supporters and our Partners’ donations and sponsorships.

Supporters contribute to our funding with a small monthly subscription and in return receive various benefits and the ability to vote in

our Board elections.

 

Learn more and become a supporter

Do you participate in an Open community or business?

We are organised under the 3 Pillars, Community, Legal and Policy and Learning with various committee and work group activities within those.

Participation in any OpenUK committee, activity or event is open to all but subject to our Participants’ Code of Respect and the OpenUK Competition Policy. By participating you agree to comply with these.

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OpenUK in the Press

Who’s writing about OpenUK
Michelle Angert
29th September 2022

OpenUK CEO Amanda Brock: Sustainability by design is becoming ever-more critical

By: Amanda Brock Published: 29 September 2022  » Read more about: OpenUK CEO Amanda Brock: Sustainability by design is becoming ever-more critical  »

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Michelle Angert
28th September 2022

CEO Amanda Brock discusses the right and wrong way to build an open source business and of course business models with Emily Omier

Recorded: 28 September 2022  » Read more about: CEO Amanda Brock discusses the right and wrong way to build an open source business and of course...

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Michelle Angert
22nd September 2022

CEO, Amanda Brock interviews Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM Systems on the launch of LinuxOne and Sustainability at Open Source Summit

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OpenUK Press Releases

Our most recent Press Releases
May Cheung
8th March 2022

More than three quarters of women think tech sector needs to provide more support, according to OpenUK

Attendees at first OpenUK / OVHcloud International Women’s Day Lunch heard from Afghanistan Judges on oppression, and importance of law, policy and technology to equality...

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Open UK
11th November 2021

OpenUK donates data centre energy efficiency blueprint Patchwork Kilt to Eclipse Foundation

New blueprint supports carbon neutral and carbon negative projects that aim to make implementations more efficient, contributing to circular economy and net zero goals. Glasgow,...

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Open UK
28th October 2021

OpenUK announces initial speakers for Open Technology for Sustainability Day at COP26

Keynote session by Lord Maude of Horsham will take place alongside panel sessions on the Energy Sector and Open Data, Collaboration, and Supply Chain Transparency...

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