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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