French Universities and OSPOs

Title: French Universities and OSPOs - Global Opportunities for Cooperating & Scaling

Schedule: Thursday June 15, from 09:30 to 10:40.




France has long been a global home of Open Source.  More recently the institutionalization of Open Source at Universities, Governments, and Research Centers globally gives us an opportunity to explore the OSPO for French Universities & Research Centers from an internal, external, and system lenses.  In this workshop Universities, Researchers, students are welcome for presentations of learning whats next for France, Cities like Paris, and French Universities, from leading Open Source foundations and stakeholders: Apereo, OW2, OSPO.Alliance and OSPO++.   

This workshop is supported and coordinated by OSPO++, a network and a community of collaborative open source program offices in universities, governments, and civic institutions. 

Content and program

Participants are invited to hear both presentations, and first hand learnings. 

Thursday June 15

09:30 - 10:40

 French Universities and OSPOs

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome & Introduction to OSPOs

09:40 - 09:50

Presentation:  Open Source & Universities, Research Centers

09:50 - 10:00

Good Governance Initiative Handbook (GGI), Florent Zara, Eclipse.

10:00 - 10:10

Guide To Set Up A University Open Source Programs Office

10:10 - 10:20

Policy of Open Source Skills & Education

10:20 - 10:40

Cross-border Public Administration Solutions & Scaling BlueHats Together

Call for Participation

We are open to any suggestion of topic or testimony to be shared around the topics listed above. Contact us asap at event-team AT and Jacob Green (jacob AT 


This workshop is coordinated by Jacob Green, founder of and of the OSPO++ organization. 


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