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Open Source Lobbying, tips from the trenches

From one angry e-mail to writing national policy on open source

Veröffentlicht am: 13.01.2008, 01:00 Uhr
Präsentation vom: 29.12.2007, 21:45 Uhr

Teilnehmer: Arjen Kamphuis

Abstract: On January 1st, 2002 I tried to use the website of the Dutch national railway ( using Linux. The site refused me access, it was IE-only. This sparked a conversation with members of parliament about the need for open standards. Over a five year period I progressed from talking to opposition-MP's to meeting the economics minister directly and was able to significantly influence national policy despite total lack of funding or any specific mandate.

Speakers: Arjen Kamphuis
Language: en
Date: 2007-12-29
Time: 21:45
Room: Saal 2

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