The BCS OSSG Annual General Meeting was held as planned on Tuesday 30th May 2006 in London. A new committee was elected and was followed by an interesting “Question Time” event featuring Alan Cox, Glyn Moody, Mark Taylor and Andrew Katz.
For full details of the panellists, please see the AGM announcement
Points raised in the panel discussion included the enforceability of the GPL; the impact of GPL version 3; the problems and successes of Open Source software in the media; the impact of the Office of Government Commerce gateway reports on the deployment of Open Source in the public sector; issues surrounding the use of the term “Intellectual Property Rights”; the relationship between Open Access (in science and academia) and Open Source plus much more. A recording (podcast?) of this event is available.
From left, Alan Cox, Mark Taylor, Glyn Moody and Andrew Katz
The new committee is composed as follows:
- Paul Adams
- Peter Murray
- Malcolm Kendall
- Mark Elkins
- David Nutter
- Without Portfolio
- Graham Oakes, Andy Halsall and Conrad Taylor
Unfortunately an Events Coordinator was not elected at this meeting.