SOIT Activities in the Year 2012

Most notable events:

SOIT commented on the amendment to the Law on Geodesy and Cartography (collective comment, 1399 supporters), participation in the dispute proceedings

SOIT organized the conference Open Source Software in Education, Research and IT solutions ( OSSConf2012 )

SOIT commented on the Report on the fulfillment of the volume licensing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement contract (collective comment, 1.292 supporters) , participation in the dispute proceedings

Details:

  • October - December 2012: SOIT developed a collective comment on the amendments to the Law on Geodesy and Cartography and took part in the following dispute proceedings. The amendment was finally repealed, but we got a promise from the GCCA that the conclusions of the dispute proceedings , which were accepted by both sides , will be the basis for future negotiations on further amendments to the law.
  • July 2012: We organized contests for the SOIT and Liberix Prize for the best student project related to open source software and other open technologies in 2012.
  • July 2012: SOIT in Žilina organized the open source software conference OSSConf2012. The conference had more than 20 contributions and several half - and full-day workshops ( GeoGebra , Blender and others)
  • June 2012 : We filed a request to discuss amendments to the Copyright Act in 2012 ( in the form of comments to the Plan of Legislative Tasks of the Slovak Government) .
  • May 2012 : SOIT became a member of EDRi (European Digital Rights )
  • March 2012 : SOIT representatives took part in the workshop V4 paradigm shift in copyright.
  • February 2012 : Before the elections we adressed political parties with several questions about the use of open source software in the public administration. Only four parties responded.
  • February 2012 : We have expressed support for the initiative of the non-profit organization EISI to the Attorney General's Office of the Slovak Republic in the case of unconstitutional surveilence of the slovak public.
  • January 2012 : As public representatives we took part in full day dispute proceedings with the Ministry of Finance SR regarding the Report on the fulfillment of the volume licensing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement contract. Consensus was not reached.
  • January 2012 : We have developed a collective comment on the Report on the fulfillment of the volume licensing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement contract and on the proposal for its continuation . The comment gained 1,292 supporters .

Publikované 13.09.2013
 

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