Takeaways from the first OSPOlogyLive Share & Learn in 2023
OSPOlogyLive Netherlands was full of insightful discussions and contributions around open source strategy documentation guidelines, main blockers to open source adoption in the public sector, Open Source Program Office (OSPO) key metrics, minimum viable OSPO pattern definition, and InnerSource best practices to ease open source adoption.
About OSPOlogyLive Share & Learn
OSPOlogyLive Share & Learn is a collaborative space that brings together local and global open source specialists from different organizations and/or open source projects to discuss Open Source Program Offices (OSPO) best practices for open source strategy, policies management, governance, and more. Each series happen in different regions across Europe and is hosted by local organizations.
About OSPOlogyLive Netherlands
The first OSPOlogyLive in 2023 took place in Amsterdam hosted by Alliander with a main focus on Public Administration and Energy Sector. OSPOlogy co-organizers were formed by representatives from OpenChain, SPDX, CHAOSS, InnerSourceCommons, OpenSSF, LF Energy, and TODO Group projects and communities.
“By building an open source ecosystem, we contribute to a digital and sustainable energy system in the future” OSPO at Alliander
The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to learn from organizations from the public and private sector about their Open Source Program Offices and to exchange experiences all around open source strategy & management and innersource. We also had the pleasure to have on board representatives from dutch-based open source movements such as the Foundation for Public Code or Europe-based ones like Open Forum Europe.
Presentations & Speakers
Speakes ranged from a wide variety of industries and specializations:
- Jacco Brouwer, Association of Dutch Municipalities
- Karel Rietveld, Open Source specialist for Dutch Tax Office
- Clare Dillon, Executive Director at InnerSource Commons
- Ana Jiménez Santamaría, OSPO Program Manager at TODO Group
- Georg Kunz, OSPO at Ericsson and OpenSSF Member
- Thomas Steenbergen, OpenChain Reference Tooling co-founder and SPDX specification contributor
- Luis Cañas-Díaz, CHAOSS Maintainer and Bitergia co-founder
- Nico Rikken & Jonas van den Bogaard, Open Source Advocates at Alliander
Unconference breakout room discussions
The audience decided the topics for the OSPOlogyLive breakout rooms prior the meeting and assigned moderators with high experience on each of the areas. Moderators included representatives from InnerSource Commons, OpenChain, TODO Group, Ericsson OSPO, SAP Open Source, Open Forum Europe, OSPO++ and CHAOSS & GrimoireLab.
Follow up OSPOlogyLive Netherlands’ efforts
The whole OSPOlogyLive concept is to facilitate knowledge sharing and enhance the creation of local OSPO communities across regions. People can follow up on the work done -contributions are on their way- via OSPOlogy Repo, used as a public archive to enhance knowledge-sharing.
Next OSPOlogyLive in Europe
The organizers are now finalizing location details and the main theme for the next OSPOlogyLive. Information will appear on the dedicated OSPOlogy registration page in the upcoming months!
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