The Open World Forum is the leading global summit meeting bringing together decision-makers, communities and developers to cross-fertilize open technological, economic and social initiatives, in order to build the digital future.
The event was founded in 2008 and now takes place every year in Paris. With over 160 speakers from 50 countries and an international audience of 1,400 delegates in 2010, Open World Forum has grown very fast. The Forum is governed by steering group that brings together the leading international technological communities (Apache Software Foundation, Linux Foundation, Open Source Initiative, OW2 Consortium, Qualipso Consortium), and the main Open Source software associations from the French-speaking world (Adullact, AFUL, CNLL, PLOSS, Silicon Sentier), with support from major European and French institutions (the European Commission, the Paris City authorities, and the Ile-de-France regional council and regional development agency) (Agence Régionale de Développement).
The Forum’s partners include 70% of the key global players from the IT world.
The Open World Forum is being organized this year by the Systematic competitiveness cluster based in the Paris region, supported by a Forum Committee which brings together the main partners and contributors to the OWF (AF83, Alter Way, Bull, Systematic’s Open Software Special Interest Group and Smile).