Sustainability of Open Source in International Development - Michael Downey- FOSSASIA 2018

Published on: Sunday, 25 March 2018

Speaker: Michael Downey

Sustainability of Open Source in International Development: A new approach from the United Nations Foundation - FOSSASIA 2018

Today’s global climate of international development funding cuts along with growing challenges in sustainability of FOSS projects generally means we need to focus on co-investment in shared resources for those projects -- the mission of the DIAL Open Source Center.

Duplication of effort flawed funding models and overall lack of project maturity has led to the failure of most free &amp open source software projects in the international development space. In this talk we'll discuss the new Open Source Center at the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) an initiative of the United Nations Foundation. The Center's aim is to help increase those projects' maturity quality and reach -- with a goal of advancing an inclusive digital society using FOSS for the poorest places on the planet.

Track: Open Data, Internet Society, Community
Room: Training room 4-3
Date: Sunday, 25th March, 2018

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