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

Information on upcoming events and ticketing, future events and past events is set out on this page. You can also enjoy recordings of our past events.

We are happy to list events for others in our events calendar. Please contact to request an event is listed.

OpenUK has an Events group to organise events and is always looking for new volunteers to support this work.

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Upcoming Events

The Open Source Initiative

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - December 4 @ 1:00 pm

Deb Nicholson, Executive Director, the OSI will look at what the OSI is, as the owner of the Open Source Definition, where its going and the challenges it faces as we approach the 30th anniversary of open source in 2021.

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Reinventing the Eclipse Foundation : Future Leaders Talk

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - December 11 @ 1:00 pm

Nobody is better qualified to talk about the work of the Eclipse Foundation than Mike, the Executive Director, leading the Foundation’s move from the US to Europe. But, what does this mean, why is the Foundation being reinvented and where is it going?

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Founding an Open Source Business – new date

January 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Rob Taylor and Rob McQueen


Join two of the UK’s leading founders of Open Source businesses to hear about why and how to found a business based on open source software.

Future Leaders Training card Rob McQueen and Rob Taylor 13 Nov 2020


Cloud Native and Platform Issues

January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Cheryl Hung, Director CNCF

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Open Hardware at CERN

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Javier will tell you about our Open Hardware activities at CERN, including a bit of history, some details about White Rabbit (our most important OSHW project), the latest version of the CERN Open Hardware Licence and the importance of FOSS tools to design Open Hardware. He will also submit some considerations about the special role public institutions have in the development of open source, in the hope they trigger thinking and discussion.

Commercial and Business Models, making them work for open source

February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK, has conducted significant research over a decade in this area, from writing her first book chapter on this to revamping that chapter for the book Free and Open Source Law Policy and Practise, being published in 2021, by Oxford University Press with open access including both ereader and PDF thanks to the sponsorship of the Vietsch Foundation.

Future Leaders Amanda Brock 12 Feb 2021

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