Posts Tagged ‘education’

About Software Heritage project

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

I was very proud to be offered the chance to give a quote for the Software Heritage project, both because Roberto Di Cosmo is a friend of mine, and because I was the first manager of a software company – believing and investing in open source – to add the quote among many authoritative  open […]

How to build an industrial open source policy – Let’s learn from France

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

France is one of the main adopters – or probably the larger adopter – of open source software at the public level. Last week, at Open World Forum 2012, the French National Council for Open Source Software (CNNL)  presented  a list of 10 indications sent to Fleur Pellerin, French Ministry for SMEs, Innovation and Digital […]

Importance of women values in FLOSS

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Time has gone since Open World Forum 2010, Paris, but this topic is on stage again. A recent paper appeared in Cepis Upgrade October 2010 issue, entitled “Information Technologies: A Profession for Men?” says: “women are currently under-represented in the technical areas of the IT”. Nothwithstanding they also say: “there is no reason why a […]

Education to foster the Open Source adoption

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Time ago, I wrote something about the need for education in Computer Science and Free Open Source Software in this blog. Now, I’m going to chair a panel about this topic at fOSSa 2010, at the end of an interesting education track open by a lightning talk by Roberto Di Cosmo. In particular, the education […]

Gender diversity: why women matter in FLOSS

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The agenda of the upcoming Open World Forum, Paris includes a Diversity Summit: Why women matter? The assumption is that “FLOSS still faces gender inequality, to an even greater extent than the wider IT industry which itself is seen as an area where discrimination is widespread.” About the same topic, Free Software Foundation hosts a […]

The need for education in Computer Science and Free Open Source Software

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Investing money in training and research activities is generally considered crucial in this period of crisis and incertitude. The role of training on Information Technology issues since primary education, plays a central role, as it is an important element of the knowledge society as well as the starting point of the new outcomes like “internet […]

Teaching Open Source

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Do you think it’s possible to teach Open Source? It seems so … Recently I’ve discovered the Teaching Open Source initiative which aims to teach next generations of software developers, analysts, system admin, etc. the ability to work eficently within Open Source communities. The concept of “Open Source in Education is extremely unclear”, as stated […]