In this fifteenth episode, we delve deep into the fascinating world of software institutionalization with our guest, Astor Nummelin, the executive director of Open Forum Europe. Recorded in The Hague, this discussion navigates through the evolving landscape of open technologies intersecting with public policy.
Astor sheds light on the journey of Open Forum Europe, a think tank pioneering the convergence of open technologies and public policy for over two decades. From open standards to open source and open data, their mission revolves around building bridges between technology experts and policymakers, fostering an appreciation for the societal impact of open technologies.
As our conversation unfolds, we explore the cyclical nature of focus within the open ecosystem, oscillating between open standards, open source, and open data. Astor's insights lead us through the nuances of software institutionalization, where regulations emerge as technology gains significance in society. From the Cyber Resilience Act to the Product Liability Directive, we unravel the implications for open source and the imperative for cohesive engagement within the diverse open source ecosystem. Join us as we navigate the complex terrain where law converges with code, and the role of open source in shaping the digital future.