Free Software in Sweden

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Henrik Sandklef, Lecturer at Gothenburg University and Consultant (Sandklef GNU Labs)

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Free Software in Sweden

  1. 1. Free Software In Sweden
  2. 2. Swedish 'situation' in 30 minutes?
  3. 3. Will try to explain Sweden so we can discuss afterwards....
  4. 4. Education Research Community Companies Public sector
  5. 5. University Higher Vocational Education Education
  6. 6. University IT University in Gothenburg Foundations of Free Software Applied Free Software Open Source/Free Software - Philosophy & theory Open Source/Free Source/Free - Political & ekonomical aspects Education
  7. 7. Research OSS 2.0 Biz models Gift society ….
  8. 8. Research How Open Are Local Governments Documents in Sweden? A case for Open Standards Björn Lundell & Brian Lings
  9. 9. Research Local governments 1. Send question in an “open document” 2. Ask for latest minute meeting 3. What policies are in place for procurement
  10. 10. Research Local governments – result Application – format Little awareness of open standard document format Tension between policy and practice
  11. 11. Research Local governments – result 1999(2008) Format used 74% (57%) doc 18% (38%) pdf 6% (3%) rtf 2% (2%) misc
  12. 12. Research Local governments – result 1999(2008) Apllication used 96% (89%) MS Word 3% (10%) Scanner 1% (0%) WordPerfect 0% (1%) OOo
  13. 13. Research Local governments – problem Some couldn't read the file sent Some old files could not be opened .. with the same application as they were written in
  14. 14. Research Local governments – comments Application – format Little awareness of open standard document format Tension between policy and practice Better in smaller (local) governments
  15. 15. Community Foss-sthlm FSCONS
  16. 16. Community Foss-sthlm #01 – 185 guests #02 – 107 guests #03 – xxx guests #04 – 95 guests
  17. 17. Community FSCONS 2007 – 200 2008 – 220 2009 – 250 2010 – 300
  18. 18. Community Curl, Mozilla Thunderbird, GNOME, GNU, trac, …....
  19. 19. Companies
  20. 20. Companies Op5 RedPill, LinPro Pelagicore Southpole KDAB
  21. 21. Companies Op5 – interesting example Package existing programs Commits upstream Op5 developer in Nagios board Courses, deployment, adaptions, support Proprietary add-ons
  22. 22. Public sector
  23. 23. Public sector
  24. 24. Public Sector Alingsås San Remo The happy baker in San Remo The happy baker bakes the best bread one can get, not even in Alingsås you can get better
  25. 25. Public Sector Kivos – Kommunsamverkan I Väst Open Source 15 municpilaties in Sweden - working together working together promoting use of software based on free software and open standards
  26. 26. Public Sector Kivos – Kommunsamverkan I Väst Open Source - We believe in Open Standard, but also in Open Source
  27. 27. Public Sector Kivos - Alingsås First: price issue Now: prevent vendor lock in
  28. 28. Public Sector Kivos - Alingsås 80% Open Office (Org) 20% MS Word
  29. 29. Public Sector Kivos - Alingsås Already used spamassassin, apache … Now time for end users
  30. 30. Public Sector Kivos - Alingsås Want to share results from studies and research with other municipalities
  31. 31. Public Sector Kivos - Alingsås AGPL would be the preferred license
  32. 32. Public Sector The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency
  33. 33. Public Sector The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency Coordinate Swedish Procurement
  34. 34. Public Sector The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency Focus on open software and software as a service
  35. 35. Public Sector The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency Sweden 2009 – 150 M euro
  36. 36. Public Sector Anna-Karin Hatt - Minister for Information Technology and Regional Affairs, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications “One way to lead the state is to be the good example. Therefor the state shall proceed when it comes to Open Source, Open Standards, Ipv6 and DNSsec”

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