Net Futures March 25, 2015, Brussels

Mar 25 2015


Net Futures 2015 - Digital Agenda for European Commission

March 25-26, 2015
Brussels, Belgium

More information online: Net Futures 2015

Net Futures 2015 is an event organized by the European Commission that brings together all of Net Futures' interest groups around cross-cutting topics: IoT, open source, cloud, smart cities, and start-ups.

Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, is speaking in the Open Source Session on Wednesday March 25 afternoon. His talk focuses on communities governance and the role of foundations.

Details about Cédric Thomas presentation:
TITLE: Open Source Software: the Governance Makes the Difference
ABSTRACT: Many research and innovation projects adopt an open source approach from the implicit understanding that making the code of unfinished components freely available keeps open the opportunity for third-party stakeholders and contributors will finally complete the software. This is a possibility on the paper. But is not how open source actually works. This is not how open source communities grow nor how open source software becomes successful. In this presentation we hold that one of the key differences between a success open source project and a failed one is that the successful project implement flawless open source project governance.

Net Futures 2015 Slides

Check the slides presented at this workshop.