GOSCON 2008: The Impact of Open Source Software on Transforming Government
Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), Oregon State University and the World Bank’s e-Development Thematic Group have partnered to deliver a live webcast of a joint videoconferenced Global Dialogue workshop on the role of open source software in government transformation.
Based on an article by Oleg Petrov in IT Industry Development, Sectoral Applications and eGovernment, Oct 2008.
Participants joined via videoconference in the following cities: Portland, Washington DC, Moscow Colombo, Dakar, Accra, Kigali, Brasilia and Malaga on October 20, 2008.
This executive panel represents an outstanding global, non-technical view of the impact of Open Source Software based on their direct experience. The workshop explored both the business case and real-world applications for open technology to deliver the next generation of government services.
Xavier Heymans, Zea Partners CEO, was invited to present PloneGov an international open source collaborative software ecosystem, where government organizations, non-profits and the private sector work together to share software applications and the cost of enhanced capabilities.