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Monday, October 28 • 18:00 - 18:35
BoF: Open Source Software at European Commission's Informatics Directorate - Thomas Gageik, European Commission - DIGIT

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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) has long recognized the value of open source software solutions. DIGIT first formulated an OSS Strategy in 2000 and has since updated this every so many years.

Examples of our involvement in open source are found all over the organization. We massively use open source (Linux) distributions running our servers for websites, portals and web services. We use it for our IT security, for many of our internal solutions and services. You find it on our desktops and in smart phone apps. We share an increasing number of solutions under open source licenses. We use it to co-create and collaborate.

DIGIT is now taking the next big step.

At an EU eGovernment meeting in Tallinn (Estonia) in late 2017, the “Tallinn eGovernment declaration” urged the European institutions to increase participation in open source software communities and developments.


Thomas Gageik

Director of Digital Business Solutions, European Commission - DIGIT
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions –including the Open Source Strategy – within the European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics.Thomas has a Master in Computer Science and throughout his career... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 18:00 - 18:35 CET
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