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Tuesday, October 27 • 17:15 - 17:40
Birth of OSPO++: Open Source Program Offices for Governments, Cities and Research Institutions - Richard Littauer & Clare Dillon, Mosslabs.io

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The open source world is very familiar with the concept of a corporate Open Source Program Office or OSPO. There is now a growing number of governments, municipalities and universities who have also identified significant benefits of establishing an OSPO. However, public sector OSPOs tend to have a different set of priorities and services to Corporate OSPOs. This session will share real world examples of how this latest generation of OSPOs are being used to implement public policy, how the concept of an OSPO++ can enable global collaboration to scale their impact, and details of the Working Group that is helping make this happen.

Speakers
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Richard Littauer

Community Facilitator, Mosslabs.io
Richard Littauer has spent the last decade working in open source communities, particularly in the Node, JavaScript and the decentralized internet space. He is the main panelist for the Sustain Podcast, among others. He's consulted as a community manager for Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
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Clare Dillon

Director, Mosslabs.io - Ireland
Clare Dillon has spent over 20 years working with developers and developer communities. She spent 8 years as part of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team, heading up their Developer Evangelism & Experience Group. She is a relatively new convert to the open source way, but is all... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 17:15 - 17:40 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater