Workshop Agenda

Brussels, September 28, 2006

08.30 Registration (Tea & Coffee)

09.00

Welcome and Introduction
Iordana Eleftheriadou, Principal Administrator, European Commission

09.10 Overview of the Study
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, MERIT

09.20

SESSION ONE - FLOSS in the Market 'Current Picture of Floss in the Market Place' - Study findings
Ruediger Glott, MERIT, University of Maastricht

Panellists
- Kevin Buckley, Mandriva
- Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick
- Xavier Heymans, Zea Partners

Session Chair
- Alberto Sillitti

10.35 Coffee Break

10.50

SESSION TWO - 'Direct Economic Impact: FLOSS, Productivity, and Business Opportunities' - Study findings
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, MERIT, University of Maastricht

Panellists
- David Axmark, MYSQL
- Giancarlo Succi, BIC
- Frank van der Linden, Philips Medical

Session Chair
- Brian Fitzgerald

12.20 Lunch
13.30 Key Note - David Axmark, MYSQL
14.30 SESSION THREE - 'Indirect Economic Impact: FLOSS, Innovation and Growth' - Study findings
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh and Huub Meijers, MERIT, University of Maastricht

Panellists
- Rick Timmis, Adaptive Linux Solutions
- Graham Taylor, Open Forum Europe

Session Chair
- Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona

15.35 Coffee Break
16.00

SESSION FOUR - 'Trends and Scenarios' - Study findings
Philippe Aigrain, Society for Public Information Spaces (SOPINSPACE)

Panellists
- Mark Frequin, Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands (tbc)
- Luc Soete, Director, UNU - MERIT

Session Chair
- Rishab Aiyer Ghosh

17.15 General Discussion
17.45 Close