International workshop: Free/Libre/Open Source Software: Worldwide impact study
Brussels, Belgium, May 10-11, 2007
The upcoming workshop is the second international workshop of FLOSSWorld with participation from all consortium partners (17 in all), additional participants from their countries, and most likely, observers from the organisations listed as having provided letters of support to the FLOSSWorld project. Registered FLOSSWorld Observers will also participate, and a limited number of places are available to the general public. For this workshop participation from EU governments, universities, business associations and the European Commission has been be solicited.
The main topics are:
Study of human capacity building / skills development in open source developer communities
Study of inter-regional differences in software projects
Study of government usage/attitudes to open source and open standards/interoperability
You are cordially invited to address local issues relating to these themes in discussing the regional workshop findings. Additional topics may be raised by the working groups, including that of gender and the role of women in open source communities. Workshops will last two days, and will involve between 50-70 persons using presentations, round tables and plenary debate talks.
This international workshop will:
1. Provide all international partners a chance to meet each other
2. Provide summaries of the 5 regional FLOSSWorld final workshops
3. Provide further discuss the FLOSSWorld research goals and discussion
4. Draw together global findings
5. Provide final conclusions