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“the future is open source everything” Linus Torvalds

Open source software has been a phenomenal movement, but in the past decade open principles have been expanded to encompass may parts of society and are rapidly becoming part or our daily lives. From architecture, science, health care, education and even to politics, openness is being embraced by many organisations and topical areas.

So, what sort of future this will be, how far will the open culture will penetrate into society and can we really open source everything? Attempting to answer these questions, and giving an overview of some of the areas impacted by the open philosophy are:

- Professor Peter Murray Rust (University of Cambridge)

- Professor David Leahy (Newcastle University)

- Mr Mike Robinson (Open Initiative Group, Deloitte & Touche LLP )

- Mr Tom Steinberg (Founder of

The panel will be chaired by technology journalist and open source blogger Glyn Moody. Following a short presentation from each speaker, the floor will be open to you so we invite you to express your questions and views and come ready to challenge the panel!

Refreshments will be served at the end. We look forward to welcoming you!

This event is kindly sponsored by Deloitte – see

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