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| Agenda for EPFSUG meeting 5 March 2014
14h00-16h00 in room A5G1
|WELCOME||Nils Torvalds, MEP||
|Trust your friends?|
|Jonas Smedegaard, DEBIAN developer|
|Debian - the "universal operating system" - now comes optimized for use by parliamentary workers. After years of field work by EPFSUG pioneers at the European Parliament, the DebianParl project is now ready in an initial desktop/email flavor. Jonas will introduce DebianParl, both what works now and what is in sight. Bring your laptop (with no valuable material on it!) and we will help you get started with DebianParl.|
IN THE EU
|What's the state of free software in the Union?|
|Gijs Hillenius, OSOR news editor|
|Across the EU, there is a groundswell of public administrations that use free and open source for their ICT solutions. The EC's OSOR provides evidence of the benefits, proves its significant savings, gives tons of real-life examples and reports on the tough battles taking place in procurement, standardisation and policy-making. Gijs will share the outlook from years of experience, put EPFSUG in a context and tell us where to go for more free software in the EP.|
|What will happen to EPFSUG?|
|Erik Josefsson, EPFSUG member|
|The European Parliament Free Software User Group has a future supporting users of free software who work in the Parliament and are willing to explore ways of incorporating free software in their work routines as far as rules and regulations of the House permit. Erik will give a short overview of what EPFSUG is planning after the elections.|