Linux Foundation Europe and the Geopolitics of Open Source
I sit down with Gabriele Columbro, General Manager of Linux Foundation Europe (LF Europe) and Executive Director of Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), to dissect the geopolitics of open source and the dynamic growth of LF Europe.
We kick off by understanding why a regional foundation like LF Europe is vital in the ever-evolving global landscape of open source. Gabriele provides fascinating insights into the rapid growth of LF Europe, which has amassed over 100 members in just 8 short months. We then delve into the instrumental role of the public sector in Open Source Software (OSS) sustainability and its potential to elevate the open-source community.
Our discussion then veers towards the implications of the Cyber Residency Act (CRA), the intricacies of open-source policy, and the pressing need for liability clarity for open-source contributors and commercial entities. We also touch upon the recent launch of the Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board (LFEAB), aiming to define priorities, foster new collaborations, and expand the open-source community across Europe.
Furthermore, we explore the 2023 Global Spotlight Survey, reflecting on the significant findings from the previous year’s survey that have influenced LF Europe’s operations. Lastly, Gabriele shares exciting glimpses into the upcoming Linux Foundation Europe Member Summit scheduled in Spain, which will revolve around hot topics such as collaboration between the public and private sector, upcoming projects, and the role of LF Europe in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Don’t miss out on this intriguing conversation with Gabriele Columbro as we delve into the geopolitics of open source, discuss pivotal community and policy matters, and unveil what lies ahead for the Linux Foundation Europe.