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Open Source Summit

Open Forum Foundation

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Open Source Summit

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Following on last year's Open Source Summit, hosted by NASA, we've broadened our planning team to include the State Dept and the Veteran's Administration.

Purpose of the event: Convene the government open source community, move beyond the discussion of whether open source is secure or capable enough, and engage in practical discussions about how to do it right.

This Summit is more workshop than presentation. Bring your problems to find solutions. Bring your experiences to share. Bring your passion for open source and find a community.


Day One: Open Sourcing From Inside Government

 8:00am  Doors Open
 9:00am  Introduction
   Morning: Context Setting and Networking
 9:10am  Opening Keynote
 Chris Vein, US Deputy CTO for Government Innovation
 9:30am  Structured Networking

 Speakers:  Providing inside government perspectives on open source software:

11:00am  Deep Discussions On How To Use, Develop, Release, Build Community
12:00pm  Lunch
   How to Navigate Technical and Legal Hurdles

 Speakers: Presentations concerning the following questions:

  • How do you start an open source project from scratch?
  • How do you release an already existing software project?
    • Legal hurdles
    • Where to host the project
  • Tools, infrastructure, hosting, best practices
  • "You Can’t Buy That! Bureaucracy Meets Open Source"
    Chris Bronk, Senior Advisor, Office of eDiplomacy, Dept. of State
  • “The Equipment of Contribution”
    Chris Johnson, Director of Engineering, Phase2 Technologies
  • "Open Source Software (OSS) -- Legal Issues and Best Practices for Federal Agencies."
    Vicki E. Allums, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense
  • Leslie Power, Development Manager (Contractor, 5AM Solutions/CGI), CONNECT Product Team (within the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC))
 2:00pm  Deep Discussions on Technical and Legal Hurdles
 4:30pm  Closing
 5:00pm  End of Day

Day Two: Collaborating Beyond the Walls of Government

 8:00am  Doors Open
 9:00am  Welcome back
   Building and Managing Community


10:00am  Deep Discussions on Building and Managing Community
12:00pm  Lunch
   Everything Else
 1:00pm  Speakers
 1:30pm  Deep Discussions
 4:30pm  Closing
 5:00pm  Event ends


This location can be reached by public transport and requires taking the free and frequent University of Maryland bus. See this link for full details:

Additional Info

The event will be facilitated by Wayne Moses Burke of the Open Forum Foundation and will provide high energy, relevant speakers to educate the participants interspersed with deep discussions to ensure that everyone gets questions answered and information that is directly relevant to their interests and needs.

Have questions about Open Source Summit? Contact Open Forum Foundation
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University of Maryland Business School
Van Munching Hall
7621 Mowatt Lane
College Park, MD 20742 20742

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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