OSHCamp will be returning to Hebden Bridge Town Hall over the weekend of
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August, with 2020 also being the year that
the Open Source Hardware User Group turns 10 years old.
Details of the call for talks and workshops can be found below.
-+- Open Source Hardware Camp 2020 -+-
This year Open Source Hardware Camp will take place over the weekend
of Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August, at Hebden Bridge Town
Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY.
Proposals for talks and workshops for OSHCamp 2020 are invited!
There is no theme and topics may include, for example:
* Open source hardware projects
* Open development practices and principles
* Novel/interesting/fun projects built using open source hardware
* Tools (hardware and software)
* Skills and techniques, e.g. languages, fabrication and assembly etc.
* Relevant technologies, e.g. buses, platforms and frameworks
* ...something else relevant to the community
If you would like to give a talk on the Saturday and/or run a workshop
on the Sunday, please submit details via the form at:
Any questions can either be directed to the list, sent to andrew at
abopen.com, or discussed in person with myself, Sevan Janiyan or Andy
Bennett at an OSHUG/OSSG meeting.
**** Note that the deadline for submitting titles and abstracts is
Monday 20th April at 17:00. If you would like to discuss ideas etc.
please get in touch sooner, rather than later. ****
A social is planned for the Saturday evening and details of
accommodation nearby to the venue will be provided in due course.
Hi OSHUG People,
On the evening of Thursday, 20th February, the BCS Open Source Group are
hosting an event on "Open Source in Government" in London.
Registration is now open at https://ossg200220.eventbrite.co.uk/
We've got a good line-up of celebrity speakers:
Open Source Excuses – busting the myths
Why don’t government departments and NHS organisations want to adopt open
source? This talk looks at common reasons given. It will give you real life
examples of barriers to coding in the open, and practical tips for adopting
Terence Eden is the Head of Open Technology for NHSX. He is a technology &
policy expert. He teaches government courses on AI and ethics. He was
formerly the UK Government’s representative to the W3C. He speaks around
the world on open standards, open source software, and open data.
Current political challenges and opportunities for Open Source in Europe
Astor Nummelin Carlberg
The campaign to save Open Source development from the EU’s Copyright
Directive was indicative of the current status of Open Source advocacy in
the EU—while ultimately successful, it was more reactive than proactive.
The most important lesson from this campaign was that Open Source was not
targeted by policy makers, simply forgotten and misunderstood. This
suggests that while Open Source has gone mainstream, Open Source advocacy
has not kept up.
As there are both more opportunities and regulatory risks for Open Source
in the European Union, more, if not all, Open Source community stakeholders
need to increase their capacity to deal with policy making. At the least,
we need to make sure that Open Source never again becomes an unintended
regulatory casualty. There are several very tangible steps that can be
taken to do this. Since Open Source is becoming ubiquitous at the same time
as there is an eagerness to regulate tech in the EU, the time is now to
mature Open Source advocacy and increase its effectiveness.
Astor Nummelin Carlberg is OpenForum Europe’s Policy Director, responsible
for policy development and advocacy. Before joining the team he was an
Accredited Parliamentary Assistant in the European Parliament, and has
studied in the United States and Germany. He has extensive experience of
European policy making processes, communications and catalysing networks
and communities for advocacy impact.
Making the case for open with Governments
Irina Bolychevsky is the founder and director of Redecentralize.org. She’s
a digital strategist and expert on data, open data, data platforms,
standards, privacy and decentralised technology. She led the ckan open
source data platform to international adoption, served on Open Knowledge
Foundation’s senior management team and now as a board member and developed
the personal data infrastructure programme within the UK’s Government
Digital Service. She developed the Smart Dubai’s and UAE federal policy,
regulatory, commercial and technical frameworks for data exchange and ran
one of the first UK data trust pilots and researched digital identity for
the Open Data Institute.
The event page is here:
...and you can register for a (free) ticket here:
Hopefully I'll see a few of you there!
Whilst this is not an OSHUG event, it is organised by the BCS OSSG with
whom we (OSHUG) often organise joint open source events. I thought it might
be of interest to some of you.