Workshop: BITKOM – PG Open Source Software Berlin

The German Federal Association of Information Economy and Telecommunication (BITKOM) is hosting a Workshop on Open Source Software. (June 15th 2010, in Berlin)

The workshop will discuss the following topics:

  • Challenges around the business model of OSS and associated characteristics in the distribution: Is Open Source is more than just a service business? What are national characteristics and challenges in the “Gray Area” between closed-and open-source?
  • Problems in the context of the purchase and the correct use of Open Source: How does global business works with Open Source? Open Source from the perspective of public procurement? Special considerations for corporations and public sector.

The workshop offers the opportunity to ask questions about the OSS market from a sales and purchasing point of view which will then be ducussed with participating experts . Further more there will be a political discussion whether specific industrial policy measures are needed around OSS.

Among others, participating experts are:

Boris Wenzel, Red Hat GmbH
Johannes Loxen, SerNet GmbH

How to get there:



About timpohlmann

Tim Pohlmann is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at Mines ParisTech and Berlin Institute of Technology. He specializes in the economic analysis of markets for technology. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions in August 2012 from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in ICT standardization. Tim’s research covers the empirical analysis of the trade of patents, patent trolls, standardization consortia and patent pools. He has presented his work at a large number of international conferences. Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission and the German Federal Government on the role of patents in technological standardization and business models in Open Source Software. Doctoral Thesis SSRN author page
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