Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge

Senator Kate Lundy is hosting a fantastic event called the Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge. It will include Open Source, Open Standards, Creative Commons, geospatial systems and open data, and IPV6 amongst other things.

The idea is to bring some great people together in a room and to have an open event which anyone can participate in over the web. The outcome of this event will be an input to the main 2020 Summit a couple of weeks later. There are a bunch of really great presenters and I know there will be several Open Source people there on the day (including Tridge, Rusty and us).

I’ll be speaking about specific things we could bring up for the 2020 Summit, including input from the Linux Australia report to the new Federal Treasurer, and ideas from other conversations with Government, the community and industry.

The Senator is using Moodle, streaming video on the day, and of course it is published on her Joomla website. Awesome! Great to see such rocking use of technology by a Senator! 🙂 Great work by Tom Worthington on the Moodle and he’ll be dealing with the streaming video on the day.

3 thoughts on “Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge”

  1. Just FYI, the online community has a wiki called Oz Ideas at for anyone to post, discuss, and vote on the best ideas to improve Australia…not just technology but anything. I encourage you to check out this and other efforts already out there and existing.

  2. Thanks for posting about this. Otherwise I would never have heard about it.
    I am sufficiently interested to bother flying to Canberra for the day.

    I hope you make a speedy enough recovery that you will be able to make it to this!

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