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My last contribution to the OSOR platform

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As you may know, OSOR and SEMIC will merge very soon to become Joinup. I have been working in OSOR since the very beginning, and today I helped Roberto Andradas to provide the last dump with the data that will be used by the new staff to feed Joinup.

More than three years ago, Juanjo Amor and Jesús M. González-Barahona offered me the challenge of coordinating a very young and passionate team to deploy, maintain and improve the platform. We made many mistakes but I am quite happy to see how we have learned. During the last year my contribution to OSOR was very small because Roberto Andradas took over the coordination, but I must confess that today I have a strange feeling (mixture of hapiness and sadness).

I would like to thank all the people that worked within the project during these years. It has been a pleasure. The OSOR community will migrate now to the Joinup platform with a different staff. Game is over for us, new adventures ahead.


Written by sanacl

December 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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Neelie Kroes on open source and the importance of communities

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I would like to remark three sentences in this speech.

  • “One example is the European Commission’s OSOR project. This project raises awareness and stimulates reuse of successful open source solutions, across European public administrations.” Look Mom! I’m on tv! 😉
  • “According to data from open source providers, like RedHat, the top three countries for open source activity in the EU are France, Spain and Germany. And with such big countries in the lead, the momentum for open source is set to keep on growing.”
  • “At the EU we can bring people together, help get rid of obstacles, and occasionally give funding to help in research and development. But the real difference is made by people and communities, like the open source movement.”

Written by sanacl

July 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm