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Going to the Open World Forum

owf 2013Look forward to catch up with new and old friend from the European Open Source scene later this week at the OWF, in Paris. In case you missed from the 3rd to the 5th of October political representatives, decision-makers and experts will meet to debate on the technological, economical and social impacts that the Free and Open-Source technologies bring to market.

I’ll give a speech on the 4th at the Community Summit – Open Source Innovation Stories.

See you there!

Open Forges Summit 2012: 11th October, Paris (OWF)

Since the rise of Facebook there has been much discussion about people building walled gardens with open source software, but it seems like we’ve almost forgotten that many of us have built open source software behind someone else’s walled garden.

During the 2010 summit we spent a day discussing the so-called data-jail issue. Last year at the OWF we explored a possible solution for the problem based on interoperability between forges.

This year we want to look at how the landscape has changed; which opportunities allow projects to keep full control over their data, and which initiatives the EU is driving to address the issue. Academics, industry players and open forge advocates will illuminate this immersive half-day event. If you care about your project’s freedom, this summit is one you won’t want to miss!

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How to Select Open Source Software and Joomla! – Rome, 4th of June 2012

The next Focus Group Open Source meeting will focus on how to select open source software and the case for Joomla!

After a walk through topics like Social Media and Open Data, it’s time to get back to our roots. This time to talk about Joomla! we invited Ryan Ozimek, one of the leading world Joomla! experts, former President of Open Source Matters and CEO and founder of PICnet Inc, a company that develops innovative solutions for public and nonprofit organizations around the world.

The event will feature also Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona’s keynote about how to evaluate and select open source software. Barahona is Professor at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and founder of Bitergia, a startup that specializes in the development of open source projects.

For more information and to sign up for the event, see the Focus Group Open Source blog.

Focus Group Open Source: Social Media & Citizenship 2.0, Rome, 14 March 2012

The next Focus Group Open Source meeting will focus on Social Media and Citizenship 2.0, and it will take place on the 14th of March 2012 in Rome, at IBM’s office (sponsor of the event). Among invited speakers Gianni Dominici (ForumPA), Paolo Coppola (Comune di Udine), Stefano Epifani (Università di Roma), and Alessandro Chinnici (IBM).

For more information and to sign up for the event, see the Focus Group Open Source blog.

Focus Group Open Source: Open Data, Rome 25 January 2012

The next Focus Group Open Source meeting will focus on Open Data, and it will take place on the 25th of January 2012 in Rome, at IBM’s office (sponsor of the event). Among invited speakers Gianni Dominici (ForumPA), Federico Morando (Apps4Italy), Salvatore Marras (dati.gov), Ernesto Belisario (Italian Association for Open Government),  and Guido Vetere (IBM).

For more information and to sign up for the event, see the Focus Group Open Source blog.

Zentyal Summit 2011: 11-12 November 2011, Zaragoza (Spain)

zentyal logoThe Zentyal Summit 2011 will be held on the 11th and 12th of November in Zaragoza, Spain. The event offers a meeting place for the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server community. The Summit is the best place to join hands-on sessions, discuss the Zentyal roadmap, get certified or just meet up with the Zentyal team and the whole ecosystem of partners, customers and community members.

Many thanks to the Zentyal team and the sponsors to have invited me to keynote at this event.  In my talk “From Projects to Products” will take a look on how open source projects can turn in to commercially viable products and how SourceForge can help in the process.

Registrations are open, see you there!

About Zentyal: (formerly eBox Platform) is an open source unified network server software package (or a Unified Network Platform) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Zentyal can act as a Gateway, Network Infrastructure Manager, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Unified communications Server or a combination of them. Besides, Zentyal includes a development framework to ease the development of new Unix based services.

Mission Critical Data Centers Available to Everyone

The Italian biweekly newspaper “Corriere delle Comunicazioni” in collaboration with HP and Intel invite everyone interested in knowing more about mission critical data centers to join us on the 5th of July, at the Hotel Nazionale in Rome.

Gildo Campesato – Founder and Director of Corriere delle Comunicazioni – will welcome attendees at 14:15 PM, later I will give an introductory speech before introducing our round table speakers, including Alessandro Musumeci (Ferrovie dello Stato), Giovanni Rando Mazzarino (Lottomatica), Emilio Frezza (Comune di Roma), Giuseppe Maria Armenia (ICE), Gaetano Scebba (Api), Alessandro Gabrieli (HP) and Carmine Stragapede (Intel).

Register online, and see you there!

Zarafa SummerCamp 2011

zarafa logoZarafa, the European open source vendor based in the Netherlands developing  an open source email and calendar groupware software - invites you to participate in their SummerCamp 2011. The event will be an opportunity to get involved, share experiences and discover all new innovations of the Zarafa product.

The SOS Open Source team will keynote on the 30th of June, unveiling how the Zarafa ecosystem scores on open source maturity, level of industrialization and more.

Registrations are now open.