Monthly Archives: April 2008


Free Software / Open Source: The enabler for Social Inclusion? – Lincoln 20/05/08

Eddie Bleasdale

Eddie Bleasdale has been working in the area of Unix and now Linux / Free Software since the early 1980’s. He was responsible for the development of a range of Unix computers that were manufactured by BT. For the European Commission he was responsible for the development of the Open Source Migration Guidelines. See: http://www.netproject.com/docs/migoss/v1.0/

This presentation will address the issues using technology to enable Social Inclusion. It will consider the following questions: How can the UK Government / the European Commission achieve their objectives of providing care in the community? Can this be achieved using existing mainstream technology? Does the Free / Open Source community offer both the technology and the support to provide the public with secure, reliable computing that, with use, gains the trust of the users?

This is a Joint meeting between OSSG and BCS Lincolnshire.

Venue: EMMTEC Building at the University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS. For directions click here

Talk commences at 1900 hours with light refreshments from 1830 hours.

For further details about this event please complete the BCS Lincolnshire contacts form


What would be needed to set up an open source community in health? – London 14/05/08

OSSG in collaboration with the Justice in Health Network (JIHN) will on Wednesday 14th May 2008 hold an event from 1800 hours at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA to consider: What would be needed to set up an open source community in health?

Adrian Delemore runs JIHN, which is concerned with health policy issues from a patient, family carer, service user perspective. JIHN is looking at how an online community in health may be brought into being to further a strong and informed patient voice on health policy issues.

To book a place to attend this event please email your name to the events coordinator.

Map & directions: http://www.epsg.org.uk/locations/bcsss-guide.html

Time: 1800 to 2030 hours

Free buffet and refreshments including wine available.

For further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org


OSSG AGM 2008 – London 14/05/08

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be held on 14th May 2008 from 1730 hours at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

Anyone wishing to apply for the post of OSSG Secretary needs to contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org at least 10 working days prior to the date of the AGM.

The advertised event What would be needed to set up an open source community in health? is due to commence immediately after the business of the AGM has been concluded.

Map & directions: http://www.epsg.org.uk/locations/bcsss-guide.html

Free buffet and refreshments including wine available.

For further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org