Today we join @fsfe@twitter.com to celebrate communities around the world.

Thank you for your contributions, your work maintaining, organising, documenting software that we all run, study, share and improve.

RT @barborakudz@twitter.com

A huge shout out to the over 40 OSS enthusiasts who joined our @OSOReu@twitter.com workshop on Sustainable public sector OSS communities at @fosdem@twitter.com !🥰

👉Read the summary here: shorturl.at/kxIMY
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🐦🔗: twitter.com/barborakudz/status

RT @moorcroftsllp@twitter.com

Our CEO & Head of Tech & IP, @andrewjskatz@twitter.com has been named the expert to lead the Open Hardware section in the upcoming EU study on the impact of Open Source Software & Hardware. @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com @FraunhoferISI@twitter.com
moorcrofts.com/andrew-katz-to-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/moorcroftsllp/stat

Our first workshop on the @EU_Commission@twitter.com Open Source study, together with the OpenForum Academy. So many great contributions, we‘re not sure who to highlight. We‘re going to continue and expand engagement! @jeremypbennett@twitter.com @zbandic@twitter.com @kajarno@twitter.com @dirkx@twitter.com @KnutBlind@twitter.com @mirkoboehm@twitter.com @webmink@twitter.com

RT @zbandic@twitter.com

Just finished attending and enjoying 1-day OpenForumAcademy by @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com, focused on open source hardware and software, and presented on @CHIPSAlliance@twitter.com. Thanks @jeremypbennett@twitter.com for invitation!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/zbandic/status/122

RT @webmink@twitter.com

Discovering from the current speaker at the @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com workshop that some standards we thought were OK actually have royalty-required normative references in them, not covered by any patent waiver/covenants otherwise attached to the standard.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/webmink/status/122

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„This study needs the contribution of the community, we need your knowledge. Please approach us now or send an email to euteam@openforumeurope.org to contact us“

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„Policymakers need the evidence that Open Source is a huge economic factor and that is why we are very glad to conduct a study to determine the economic value of Open Source in Europe“ -Paula

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„When fighting for an Open Source exclusion the change really happened when the software team at a big German industrial contacted their policy people. After that within two weeks the text of the Copyright Directive changed“ -Astor

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„We need to couple reactive activism with really effective advocacy. We need to monitor and be active three years earlier in the process“ -Astor

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„The Age of Regulation is coming up and every single new law will have digital parts. We need to mature open source advocacy to make sure Open Source is not broken on the way“ -Astor

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„The Directive would have broken code repository platforms by requiring every line of code to be scanned for copyright infringement. Together with @fsfe@twitter.com we prevented this“ -Astor

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„The Directive would have broken code repository platforms by requiring every line of code to be scanned for copyright infringement. Together with @fsfe@twitter.com we prevented this“ -Astor

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„Open Source has been forgotten when drafting the Copyright Directive because Open Source interests are not sufficiently present in Brussels. This needs to change“ -Astor

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Our staff Astor Nummelin Carlberg and Paula Grzegorzewska now talk in UB5 230 about lessons from the Copyright Directive and the European Commission Open Source Study

RT @debbryant@twitter.com

EUs two policy priorities for 2020: Climate Change and Digital Transformation . "Open Source bridges them both". @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/debbryant/status/1

...and that‘s a wrap!

What a great panel and thanks to everyone who came, discussed and participated for an amazing Pre-FOSDEM EU Open Source Policy Meeting.

Now we send everyone to the @fsfe@twitter.com community meeting.

See you at this weekend!

RT @gblondelle@twitter.com

Excellent panel at the pre-FOSDEM EU policies event organized by @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com. With @BoschSI@twitter.com, @BMW@twitter.com, and our @mmilinkov@twitter.com presenting @EclipseFdn@twitter.com automotive projects.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/gblondelle/status/

RT @peterganten@twitter.com

Digitization is a disruptive change for the automotive industry and open source is critical to master it successfully - opening statements at the panel discussion at the @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com policy meeting.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/peterganten/status

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