Open For Business

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Open for Business, 08:30-17:30, Monday 28th September 2015.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saint George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY.

This FREE one day conference aims to help anyone with or working at, an open source business, along with those who may be thinking of starting an open source business. There will be presentations that provide insights into first-hand experiences at companies ranging from micro to global in scale, together with talks that look at the economics and legal considerations, exploring open source business models and contracts.

Delegates will also hear about the role of open source in taking ideas out of University and into commercial deployment. There will be presentations that explore public sector adoption of open source and the opportunities that it presents. Finally, there there will be a talk that looks at the government support available for innovation.

Open for Business is hosted by the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and the Open Source Consortium, and is being run as part of the week long Wuthering Bytes technology festival. This includes talks and workshops on open source hardware, days on citizen innovation and open data for public services. Closing on Friday 2nd October with the Festival Day, celebrating all things technological and with a keynote from Professor Danielle George, who presented the Royal Institution
2014 Christmas Lectures, broadcast by the BBC.

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