● OSS Directory: www.ossdirectory.com
● Swiss OSS Portal: www.opensource.ch
● OSS Market: www.ossmarket.ch
● CH OSS Awards...
Public policy priorities
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Presenting /ch/open, Parldigi and RCDS at first European Software Freedom Policy Meeting

European Software Freedom Policy Meeting 29 January 2016, Brussels
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Presenting /ch/open, Parldigi and RCDS at first European Software Freedom Policy Meeting

  • 1. ● OSS Directory: www.ossdirectory.com ● Swiss OSS Portal: www.opensource.ch ● OSS Market: www.ossmarket.ch ● CH OSS Awards: www.ossawards.ch ● Open Cloud Day: www.opencloudday.ch ● Open Education: www.ossanschulen.ch ● Open Manufacturing / Open Hardware Swiss Open Systems User Group www.ch-open.ch Largest Swiss association promoting open source and open standards. ● Founded 2009 by /ch/open ● One out of two nonpartisan ICT lobbying groups ● 7 core team members from national parliament ● 44 members from the national parliament ● 42 policy recommendations submitted ● Dinners and open hearings about specific topics: e-voting, public open source procurement, open government data, net neutrality etc. ● Funded by 8 open source providers Parliamentarian Group for Digital Sustainability www.parldigi.ch Political lobbying group for open source, open standards, open data etc. ● Founded 2014 with grant money from /ch/open ● Academic research, education, and consulting on digital sustainability, OSS, open data, open government, and ICT procurement, e.g.: ● CAS course and research of ICT contracts and vendor dependencies ● student lectures on OSS research and open data programming with open source tools ● consulting for governments on OSS strategies, alternatives to proprietary software etc. Research Center for Digital Sustainability www.digitale-nachhaltigkeit.unibe.ch Academic hub at the Institute of Information Systems at University of Bern European Software Freedom Policy Meeting - 29 January 2016, Brussels Dr. Matthias Stürmer, matthias.stuermer@ch-open.ch, +41 76 368 81 65
  • 2. Public policy priorities 1. Migration on OSS How can governments and firms switch from Microsoft et al. to OSS? → City of Bern, Federal Administration etc. 2. Procurement of ICT Goal of sustainable procurement by decreasing vendor dependencies when procuring open source software (problem of non-bid contracts). → Working group of public institutions has compiled OSS procurement checklist in German and translated it to English and French recently. 3. Release of OSS Political and legal issues when Swiss Federal Court published source code of OpenJustitia, a court decision management system. → Legal expert report about situation in Switzerland coming soon 4. Crowd-funding of large OSS development activities Several public institutions are interested in funding specific OSS products, e.g. Scribus, QGIS and LibreOffice European Software Freedom Policy Meeting - 29 January 2016, Brussels Dr. Matthias Stürmer, matthias.stuermer@ch-open.ch, +41 76 368 81 65

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