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#OSOS2015: 10 Lessons from OS//OS 2015

Peter Kerr Asks. ''Where's The Diagram?'' - "It is slightly sacrilegious to say it, but there's aspects of Open Source Open Society that I don't get."More >>

Bill Bennett at OS//OS

Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015
How open source grew up
Where open data meets open government...
How to run or join a hackathon
When to choose closed or open source
Decision makers ignore technology impact
Open is about more than just transparency

[Editor's Note: Scoop is proudly supporting the first ever Open Source Open Society conference which opens today (16th April) at the Michael Fowler Center in Wellington. The conference is being hosted by the Enspiral Network which recently joined. You can follow the conference live on Twitter at #OSOS215 - or check back here for coverage from the Scoop Team which has been augmented by use of an "Open Harvest" approach and the @Storify platform. More>>


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