towards a more efficcient EuropeOsepa project: creating sinergies in Europe
Fundecyt, the foundation for the Development of Science and Technology in Extremadura, from 1995Fundecyt And following the Strategy of the Society of the Information in the and the region, Open works in several initiatives related on Source the promotion of FOSS, from different perspectives: social inclusion,Software interregional cooperation, international cooperation... Some Examples: Osepa Project FLOSS Include CYDETYS
ARGUMENTS - Important technical, managerial and Why a psychological/perceptional barriers.debate on - Overall penetration of FOSS remains low. Only local or regional level attempts. FOSS - Need to inform, share and cross-borderfor Public collaborate. - Need for infrastructures at European level, supporting networking and exchange of experiences and good practices.Administrations? - Need to facilitate discussions between the staff and the policy makers in PAs.
purpose - Examine how / whether public of policies can alleviate barriers the rendering the potential benefits of FOSS osepa - Discuss on issues and priorities project regarding the use of FOSS by a significant number of European public administrations.As a consequence of - Contribute to a European these needs, Osepa strategy towards open source. decided to work on: -Influence regional cohesion and development policies at regional, national, European level.
Coverage: East / West / North / South. the Size: Big / small. osepa Experience: Experienced, less experienced, inexperienced.partne Motives: Driven by curiosity, interest, commitment, knowledge built up, rship strategy, money and travel. Involvement: Includes end-users.Strengths of the consortium: Heterogeneous, Representative balanced
Politicians and experts from the Osepa: FOSS Community signed a common Manifesto during the an last Osepa Conference in opportunity Extremadura: for sharing 1. New technologies, a resource that will allow publicperspectives administrations to reach in a better way citizens needs. 2. A commitment to create awareness in our own territories about the benefits of Open Software for the territories development. 3. To establish the measures necessaries to implement Free Software in their own organizations. 4. To make the citizenship aware of our commitment of using Open Source, informing about the possibilities it can bring to enhance the public services. 5.To democratize the use of new technologies by all citizens since they allow the government to exercise its functions in a more universal and more efficient way. Free software is an important part of this process of democratization.
main expected - A Survey of current FOSS usage in at least 20 EU countries. results - A requirements analysis and guidelines on software procurement policies of European Public Administrations. - Two European conferences to explore the strategic impact of development FOSS adoption and relate it to the strategy: existing European Public Administrations’ technology and service environments.- Interregional events (9 Workshops, 6 Study Visits & 6 Site Visits) aiming tofacilitate exchange of experiences.- Good Practice Guide on FOSS use among European Public Administrations.- Analysis and recommendations on European and National Policies and practiceson FOSS.
the osepapartne rshipStrengths of the THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION! consortium: Cristina Gallardo Rey firstname.lastname@example.org Knowledge Society Area Fundecyt www.fundecyt.es