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TSSG Present at Open World Forum

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24th October 2012


The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) 3MT Research Unit Manager, Miguel Ponce de Leon, attended the Open World Forum from the 11th to 13th October 2012 in Paris France.

The Open World Forum is the leading global summit meeting bringing together decision-makers, communities and developers to cross-fertilize open technological, economic and social initiatives, in order to build the digital future. The event which was event was founded in 2008, now takes place every year in Paris, with over 180 speakers from 40 countries, an international audience of 1,900 delegates in 2011.

As part of the forum there was an Open Forges Summit, in which the participants were looking at how the landscape has changed for source forges. New opportunities to on how to allow projects to keep full control over their data, and new initiatives that the EU is driving to address the issue were discussed.

As part of the Open Forges Summit, Miguel Ponce de Leon shared the goals of the new EU funded PROSE project. Through the presentation “Empowering FLOSS in European Projects” Miguel informed the audience of the PROSE project whose objective is to accelerate the adoption of open source software on EU ICT projects. The presentation highlighted the projects plans to increase the lifetime of the software developed inside European projects and thus maximizing projects’ impacts. The presentation showed the creation and management of a platform for FLOSS project management, the development of a training program on legal and business aspects pertaining to FLOSS adoption and provided insight on a dissemination program to promote the adoption of a FLOSS-driven model in EU ICT projects.

For more information, please see links below:

To learn more about the Open World Forum, click here

To view Miguel Ponce de Leons presentation, click here

To learn more about Miguel Ponce de Leon, click here

To learn more about the PROSE project, click here

To learn more about the 3MT unit at TSSG, click here

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