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Monday, October 22 • 16:15 - 16:55
Open Source Software at European Commission's IT Department - Marek Przybyszewski & Saranjit Arora, European Commission - DIGIT

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DIGIT has a long history of recognising the value of open source software solutions. The first Open Source Software Strategy was formulated in 2000 and has been regularly updated since then.

During the first part of the talk we will go through the history of open source software use at the European Commission, the key challenges and roadblocks to using open source software even more within public administrations, and the future outlook.

The EU-FOSSA project is aiming at improving the security of open source software in use by the European institutions. The second iteration of the project, EU FOSSA 2, is continuing in 2017-2019 with a higher budget of 2.6 M€. It proposes several novelties including bug bounties and implementing security improvements of open source software in use by the EU institutions.

During the second part of the talk, we will dive into the EU-FOSSA initiative.

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Saranjit Arora

Project Manager, European Commission - DIGIT
After graduating from the University of Nottingham with Mathematics with Computing, Saranjit worked at Esso, PwC and FileNet before venturing into Entrepreneurship. Besides setting up and managing several businesses over the last 20+ years, Saranjit is an experienced Prince 2 certified... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 16:15 - 16:55 BST
Cromdale Hall C, Level -2