fOSSa 2010 Free Open Source Software Academia Conference Grenoble France.

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Lightning talks

Theme Public sector

Mr Fiorello Cortiana
Cortiana2 Fiorello Cortiana, Milano 1955

  • Graduate of the Università degli Studi of Milan in Modern Literature
  • Regional Administrator in Lombardy 1992/1994
  • Member of Italian Parliament as Senator 1996/2006
  • Member of the Italian Delegation, as Senate representative, at the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) of the United Nations, Geneva/Tunis
  • Member of the Italian Advisory Committee on the Internet Governance and of the Italian Delegation at the IGF (Internet Governance Forum) of the United Nations

For a sustainable cognitive ecosystem

The “Share the Knowledge” is the condition and the method of relationship for the cognitive production today. A relationship in which science, cultures and practices of the biological sphere are related with those of the anthropological sphere through their different expressive languages in the interconnected/interactive digital age.The sharing as a condition of contamination and then for new combinations in the production of cognitive value is an approach supported by UNESCO and UN WSIS resolutions, and by the Lisbon Agenda of EU on Knowledge Society. We need to recognize the knowledge, the Net, the rules, the whole cognitive ecosystem as commons to be capable of future. Understanding the change from Darwin to the Lisbon Agenda.

In the knowledge society, the production of value and distribution models are made more effective through collective processes, not linear ones, where all players can access the interactive network and knowledge without discriminatory conditions.

The Nature of Knowledge calls for a reflection around the inescapable epistemological background necessary to form a culture of complexity, so that there are no dangerous simplifications of complex processes in which the relationship between the historical time and biological one is, at the same time, local and global.

We need a permanent connection into the time of biological space, so that the interactive network is an extension of the social relationship, introductory and not alternative to the physical relationship, a viral one not a virtual one.

“Rights as a common good and the commons as a right” this is our  first priority for bridging the world economic backwardness and spreading knowledge with the Internet.

Theme Public sector

Jörn von Lucke
Joern Von Lucke
  • Born in Bielefeld in 1971.
  • After completing his university entrance certificate in Konstanz in 1990, he studied business information science at the University of Mannheim.
  • In 1999, he obtained a doctorate from the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, where he also assumed a professorship in 2007 with a thesis on high-performance portals for public administration.
  • For two years, he worked for the Federal Administrative Office on the conceptual further development of the portal, amongst other things.
  • Since January 2007 he has been a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) in Berlin, and,
  • Since January 2009 he has been managing the “Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities” (TICC) and holds the associated professorship for Administrative and Business Information Systems at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen

Open Government

to be completed

Theme Public sector

Mr Marco Fioretti
Marco Fioretti
  • Freelance writer, activist & teacher about open digital standards, Free Software, digital technologies & the their relations & impact on education, ethics, civil rights & environmental issues.
  • Member of & OpenDocument Fellowship
  • Co-autor of Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice (O’Reilly, March. 2010, see
  • Currently working on research project “Open Open Data, Open Society: openness of public data in EU local administrations”,
  • Most recent teaching engagements:
    - “Digital Cultures and NGOS” (online course for, see
    - Open Government course at UIMP Santander (summer 2010),
  • Linux Journal Contributing Editor
    - Home page with list of publications:
    - Webzine:

Potential & risks of Open Data & Open Government for transparency in politics

Current digital technologies and communication network will have huge impacts on the renewal of national and local Public Administrations. On one hand, proper usage of these technologies isn’t simply a very efficient way to cut costs: it can and should transform the very nature and role of the same administrations in modern society, as well as their relationship with citizens.On the other hand, opening too much Public Sector Information or moving government services online can be almost useless or even cause problems, if most citizens are unable to take advantage in these opportunities, or have no interest in them. How often does this happen in Europe?

The talk will summarize the two issues above and propose some ways to solve the problems caused by the second.

Theme Community management & promotion

Mr Ross Gadler
Ross Gardler
  • VP of Apache Software Foundation
  • Manager at OSS Watch

Community are more important than code

To be completed

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