In our third year of reporting on Open Source Software and the UK we have a four phase report.
Thanks to everyone who has inspired and participated in #stateofopen
Phase 1: “A Year in Review” – Published March 2023
Phase 2: “Show us the Money” – A 2-part report focusing on Economics, Business and AI – Publishing 13 July 2023, launching with an analyst briefing
Phase 3: “Skills or Bust” – focus on Skills, the Future of Work and Software Security – Publishing 6 September 2023, launching at Civo Navigate
Phase 4: “Sustainability and Green Software” – Publishing November during COP28
State of Open: The UK in 2023 Report Launch
State of Open: The UK in 2023, Phase Two “Show us the Money”
State of Open: The UK in 2023 Phase One
2022 A Year in Review, Scene Setter
The UK hits 3million GitHub accounts, number one in Europe, and with 4.5% of the population more per capita than any country in world.
Symmetry is OpenUK’s Report Partner and works closely with the team at OpenUK led by CEO and Chief Policy Officer, Amanda Brock. Its mission is to share and grow knowledge about everyday lives. We want to understand the past, present, and future of human interaction with emerging technologies and socioeconomic changes—from behaviour to context, nature to nurture, origin to experiences—so we can help our clients engage their clients and the public imagination.
Symmetry looks beyond the surface and behind the curtain of the fundamental innovations and trends shaping our society, markets, culture, and values. We are academics and researchers looking at the intersections of emerging technology and socioeconomic impact, producing independent research for thought leadership and business solutions.
Symmetry’s mission is to share and grow knowledge about everyday lives. We want to understand the past, present, and future of human interaction with emerging technologies and socioeconomic changes—from behaviour to context, nature to nurture, origin to experiences—helping our clients engage their clients and public imagination.
Dr. Jennifer Barth
Dr Jennifer Barth, founder of Symmetry and OpenUK’s Chief Research Officer, is an experienced ethnographer and social researcher, with a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Her work is informed by empirical research on the intersections of emerging technologies and socioeconomic change. She provides companies with thought leadership and media engagement opportunities on global issues impacting and shaping our current and future socio-cultural lives.