We are planning to propose a FOSS in Government event to the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY). I am sharing a draft of the same. I request comments by 31st Jan on this draft agenda. In particular, it would be useful if we need to add any other topic and speakers who would be helpful from a FOSS Gov perspective.
We would like to work with MEITY to put together a series of programs aimed at helping your technology teams understand and leverage FOSS effectively. We can start it off with an inspirational full-day or half-day kickoff event with some of the leading FOSS experts in India. We can follow that up with monthly workshops that dig deep into fundamental topics like FOSS and cybersecurity, FOSS compliance, maintaining FOSS projects, contributing to FOSS communities, building an Open Source Program Office for the Government of India and others.
The topics, speakers and other details are indicative, and can be finalized based on inputs from you and your technology teams. MEITY can convene these programs while FOSS United can bring in the best domain experts for these topics from India and abroad. A set of topics that can be presented at these programs is given below my signature.
Kindly do let us know how to take this forward.
|20 minutes||Welcome Address and State of FOSS in Government||Shri. Abhishek Singh, CEO, Digital India|
|20 minutes||Extreme Scalability: How we architected UPI using FOSS||Sateesh Palagiri, NPCI|
|20 minutes||Why FOSS is important for India||Prof. DB Phatak, IIT Bombay or Prof. S Sadagopan, former director IIIT Bangalore|
|20 minutes||Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Everywhere: How and why Collaborative Innovation conquered the software world||Venkatesh Hariharan, Public Policy Director, FOSS United|
|20 minutes||Building a FOSS Community: Practical lessons from ERPNext||Rushabh Mehta, CEO of Frappe.io, creator of ERPNext|
|20 minutes||Maintaining open source projects||Kailash Nadh, CTO, Zerodha|
|60 minutes||Building an Open Source Program Office||Ibrahim Haddad, Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation and the General Manager of LF AI & Data|
|60 minutes||#### Free and Open Source Software Compliance: The basics you need to know||Biju Nair, Founder, Legalitech|
|60 minutes||#### Open Source and Cybersecurity||IIT Bombay Trust Labs|