The Paris Open Source Summit, the premier European event centered on the Free & Open Source sector, is the result of the merger of two iconic Open Source events: Linux Solutions and the Open World Forum.
The event strives to expose technological innovations, the reality and economic vitality of the solutions and major players of the digital sector, as well as their impacts on society.
Paris Open Source Summit is the international echo chamber amplifying the multiple contributions that Free and Open Source has made to the current and forthcoming digital revolution. It will discuss the successes of Open Source enterprises and communities and their importance to this revolution, along with the consistently maintained support by public authorities to this movement (state, regional, city, etc.).
The Paris Open Source Summit is an event given by the Paris region Systematic cluster, organized by the group Tarsus and officiated by Jean-Luc Beylat, the president of Systematic.
The administration of the event is organized by a steering committee bringing together the principal co-organizers of the event: Systematic and Tarsus but also the groups Alter Way, Henix, and Smile. The steering committee sets the event guidelines and designates a president for each edition. The president is responsible for forming a programming committee that rejoins all the parties invested in the event to provide the content of this year’s edition. This task is overseen by jean-Luc Beylat, president of Systematic. All the members of the steering committee are appointed for a minimum period of 3 years and the industry stakeholders contribute by way of sponsorships.
« Digitalization is at the core of political, economic and societal issues. Today, digital transformation has become an essential survival and competitiveness factor for the world’s economy.
Digital technologies are the tools that allow this transformation. The technological revolutions proposed by the Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things and Mobility offer brand new perspectives in many different areas, but also present risks in terms of security, freedom and privacy protection. The role of technology and ideals resulting from free and Open Source are crucial elements in this new digital landscape.
For the past several years a paradigm shift has been occurring and today Open Source represents more than just a simple alternative. Presently, it is an option that competes against technology leaders and is a dominating model of the new digital economy.
Open Source software has stemmed from a continuously improving industrial and community practice, and has provided the tools and methods needed for shared and collaborative innovation for more than 30 years.
By setting standards and by offering true disruptive innovations to the markets, Open Source Software has become recognized as the Alpha and the Omega of the digital economy and has been accoladed for its security, freedom of use and for the protection of user’s privacy."