OpenForum Europe is to host the EU Open Source Policy Summit this February, seeking discussion on how open technologies can help collaboration between nations on a range of problems – and Lime Microsystems’ chief executive Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri will be participating as a member of the Open Hardware and Chip Shortages panel.
“Open Technologies and Open Source are at the heart of [our] new reality and are a source for optimism. ‘Open’ lowers the barriers to competition, delivers collaborative innovation, increases welfare, while letting end-users maintain control and autonomy,” the event’s organisers explain. “Open and collaborative digital innovation is no longer a theoretical concept. It is the modus operandi of companies and countries that engage at the cutting edge of the technological and societal innovation needed to tackle the grand challenges.”
Now in its eight year, the EU Open Source Policy Summit is a fully-digital gathering scheduled just ahead of the FOSDEM conference. Its schedule this year includes discussions on how open source can help build public sector capacity and improve digital sovereignty, the use of open source technology to develop COVID-19 certification systems, how it can help with the need for a green transition, and open hardware’s impact on the ongoing component shortage situation.
Dr. Bushehri is to speak on this latter topic, as a member of an expert panel. “At Lime Micro openness has always been at the heart of what we do, from the open radio access network (open RAN) technologies we have developed with partners to the very source code and hardware designs which make up our industry-leading LimeSDR family of software-defined radios,” Dr. Bushehri said ahead of the event.
“A path to increasing openness and democratisation of technology will be key to preventing issues like the ongoing component shortages affecting the technology industry today, and Lime Micro is proud to be at the forefront of that shift.”
The EU Open Source Policy Summit is to take place on the 4th of February 2022 starting at 0900 Central European Time (CET); interested parties can register to attend virtually on the OpenForum Europe website.