Check out the keynote speakers of the first Holland Open Software Conference (2005)!
In this section you will find our keynote speakers. Please check out the program-section for information on all other speakers (over 75).
The conference had a duration of three days and takes place at the great hall (Aula) of the University of Amsterdam and the Faculty of Law at the Oudemanhuispoort. There were keynotes and many parallel sessions that covered a wide range of topics. On June 1, there also were workshops, where the audience could get in direct contact with the speakers and representatives from projects or companies.
Below are some of the different subjects that came by at the conference:
If you want to know if you can migrate to open solutions, there are many interesting tracks. And on Wednesday there will be several workshops on migration to open solutions: desktop, email, content management, databases, etcetera.
On this conference there are many tracks that are of special interest to governments that take electronic citizen services serious. A selection of tracks that are interesting for governments are: tracks on interoperability, compliance, GIS (Geo Information Systems), metadata for governments and the use of web technology to progress social inclusion. And why aren't all publicly funded institutions using an open license for content (Creative Commons).
Ever had questions about open software like: What’s out there and can it be used properly? What are the risks and how do communities manage their software? At the HOSC these questions will meet their answers. There are many tracks about the various business models of open source and many applications are shown: desktop, databases, middleware, portals, CMS, e-mail and many more. And there are scientific papers with facts and figures on the safety of open source software.
The HOSC is also a place for debate. Not so long ago the EU directive on software patents has lead to a fierce dispute. Now some of the important players are here: The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), the Business Software Alliance, Philips and representatives from the scientific world. Not only in this session but also in other tracks there is room for some debate and we would like to draw your attention especially to the forum on innovation, with representatives from: the EU, Amsterdam, Dutch government, Dutch Parliament and many others.
There is a full track on open e-learning systems, focusing on fruitful OSS-collaborations. And the importance of games in future education. Will learning soon be a lot of fun, instead of a burden? Founding father of the open web encyclopedia Wikipedia will also share his view on making knowledge accessible to everyone. And the EU funded Leonardo project Stratos will give insight in the migration of OSS by small and medium size companies.