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The Revolution from Inside: Welcome to Open Source


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Presentation for the 13th International Free Software Forum by Deborah Bryant, designed to highlight the social and civic benefits of open source around the world to a young audience and to introduce …

Presentation for the 13th International Free Software Forum by Deborah Bryant, designed to highlight the social and civic benefits of open source around the world to a young audience and to introduce them to the Open Source Initiative. (

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  • 1. The Revolution from Inside Welcome to Open Source! Deborah Bryant Bruno Ferreira de Souza Open Source Initiative SouJava presented to theJuly 26, 2012 13th International Free Software Forum FISL 13
  • 2. Now more than ever,FOSS is making an impact around the World
  • 3. Crisis Management CrisisCommons Sahana SoftwareFoundation Ushaidi Jasmine Phua, Crisis Commons Project Management Team, Washington D.C.
  • 4. Health Care IT
  • 5. Government Gets More Open
  • 6. Government-Funded Centers Brazil Germany !Italy !India !Japan !Malaysia !Spain !Sweden !Venezuela
  • 7. Government Operations Significant use of open source is happening even in countries whereproprietary software has dominated. Palmetto, South Carolina regional open source conference
  • 8. Enabling Open Data Bill McCluggage Director of ICT Strategy & Policy Office of the HM Government CIO, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • 9. From Fromwithin,practice to a to public public policydebate.
  • 10. Economic DevelopmentDeborah Bryant, Shimane Japan Open Source Salon
  • 11. Celebrate Open Source! Open Source Software Day Awards Presentation Seoul, South Korea
  • 12. FOSS + Open Government & eParticipation Forum Belfast, Northern Ireland OpenIsland Series
  • 13. Democratic Process
  • 14. Increased Academic Research Bergen Community College Poster SessionHumanitarian Free and Open Source Software Conference (HFOSS) Dallas, Texas
  • 15. FOSS Events are Plentiful Bruno Sauza, SouJava Community Leader, Brazil Open Source for America booth at the Open Source Convention (OSCON) Portland, Oregon
  • 16. Some challenges remain. • Public Policy Challenge • Government makes a difference. Procurement for large public sector projects is still out of reach for many. • Balanced Interest Challenge • Community, industry, academic, and investment stakeholders are some times at odds. • Investment Challenge • Global financial crisis represents more opportunity for open source, but less resource for those implementing.
  • 17. We Need Your Help
  • 18. OSI’s Starting Point•OSI founded 1998 by key figures in free and open source software• Steward of the Open Source Definition• Making open source licenses simpler for developers and businesses
  • 19. Building Bridges tothe World of FreeSoftware
  • 20. The OSI Mission: More than Licenses"to educate about and advocate for thebenefits of open source and to buildbridges among different constituenciesin the open source community.”
  • 21. OSI Membership ProgramsGive Voice to a World of Stakeholders • Affiliate MembersNew Non Profit Organizations with a shared interest and support for free software • Individual Members Free Software enthusiasts who want to show their support Free Software • Corporate Members A future program to allow commercial interest a balanced opportunity to support free software (winter 2012)
  • 22. OSI Affiliates as of 07.2012
  • 23. Individuals joining together helpus reach places we can not alone.
  • 24. You can add your voice        
  • 25. Find Your Passion |Get Involved • join a community • write your experience! • write code • ask someone what • document! you can do • help your school or • find someone you local government respect and learn something new • help teach a class • change a policy
  • 26. Obrigado! ¡Gracias!Thank you!
  • 27. Moreinformation? Deborah Bruno Sauza Mark Prutsalis of Sahana Foundation at First International Crisis Congress Washington, D.C. USA