af83 co-organizes and sponsors Open World Forum 2011

By Marie 13-09-2011


Taking place September 22-24, 2011, in Paris, the fourth edition focuses on the dual issues of the Internet and Open Source, with three key areas: Think Code and Experiment.

The Open World Forum (OWF) is the leading global open source forum, bringing together decision-makers, developers and users from all over the world to cross-fertilize open technological, business and societal initiatives to shape the digital future.

More than ever an accelerator in the adoption and progress of Open Source technologies and philosophy, af83 is co-organizing and sponsoring this year’s edition. Louis Montagne, af83 CEO, will chair the 2011 Open World Forum jointly with Jean-Pierre Laisné, Director of Open Source Strategy at Bull.

For Louis Montagne, "Free and Open Source Software is today an essential tool for the industry; its communities are the envy of the biggest innovative cells, but looking at it under a new prism is necessary. Free and Open Source is a culture, a way of sharing content; today it’s found in electronic devices, art... Anything can be Open Source; anything can be addressed in this way: Open Everything."

At his instigation, the Forum’s format has undergone a number of changes this year. "I really wanted to make the event evolve, to be more comprehensive, pragmatic and accessible, while keeping its forum and think-tank dimension: a place to yield ideas, an event after which communities change and projects are formed." Hence, two dimensions were added to the conference: Code, to gather the best developers, and Experiment, to share with the general public who is often interested but kept apart.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Register now and meet us there!

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