[Community DevRoom] Talk proposal - How the Italian Government is running its open source strategy

Leslie Hawthorn mebelh at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 18:39:31 CET 2017

No worries, I know how slowly government work sometimes goes. Please submit
immediately. :D

On 8 December 2017 at 18:38, Riccardo Iaconelli <
riccardo at teamdigitale.governo.it> wrote:

> Dear Leslie,
> I know and I am sorry for the deadline, unfortunately I needed to ask for
> permission and end of the year tasks delayed the process a little bit.
> Thank you very much, I will be submitting now!
> Riccardo Iaconelli
> *Open Source Project Leader*@ruphy <https://twitter.com/ruphy>
> *Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri*
> teamdigitale.governo.it
> On 8 Dec 2017, at 18:36, Leslie Hawthorn <mebelh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Riccardo,
> I would love to hear your story, but as you say we are well past the cut
> off for submissions. However, we are late on reviews so I am OK with you
> submitting the talk. There are no guarantees that it will be accepted.
> Thank you for contacting us and please do note that in the future we may
> not choose to make a deadline exception.
> Best,
> LH
> On 6 December 2017 at 19:22, Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo at teamdigitale.
> governo.it> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am part of the Italian Digital Transformation Team, a group of 20
>> experts nominated by the Italian president to transform and digitalize
>> Italy. Our main focus is of course Italy, but all our projects are
>> international in nature, and we’re working with similar European teams to
>> export the same model and best practices.
>> In particular, I have been tasked with leading the Open Source strategy
>> of the country. As part of my job I am making sure that all (or almost all)
>> code created by public administrations is created with open licenses (GPL,
>> AGPL, BSD and CC-BY), on collaborative platforms (such as GitHub or
>> Gitlab), and under Open Governance models, where the community is able to
>> take over maintainership. I am also working to set up hackerspaces all
>> around the country, where people can develop new open source software and
>> hack on all kind of Free Software projects.
>> I would love to share this experience at FOSDEM, if it could be
>> interesting for you. I know it’s way past the deadline, but I think these
>> topics can be inspirational for many attendees, and I have only received
>> clearance to speak at FOSDEM today, so I decided to try anyways.
>> Let me know if this could be interesting!
>> Bye,
>> Riccardo
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> Leslie Hawthorn
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Leslie Hawthorn
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