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EGOVOS 3, Open Source in Government Conference

German Minister Otto Schily and at least 2 other ministers will be keynoting at EGOVOS 3: Open Standards and Libre Software in Government conference in Paris, France on November 24-26, 2003. EGOVOS 3 will bring together the largest number ever of high level government officials working in Open Source and Free Software. In addition to the national ministers, 15 senior politicians, government IT officials and representatives from the European Commission, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama and the US will being making presentations.

The preliminary agenda of public sector speakers is now available at the EGOVOS website [http://www.egovos.org/nov-2003/agenda.html]. Private sector speakers will be announced shortly.

There is no cost to attend EGOVOS 3, but registration is required. There are a limited number of seats and it is expected that the conference will be heavily over-subscribed, so please register early.

General registration is now open at
http://www.egovos.org/nov-2003/register.html. Press registration is available at http://www.egovos.org/nov-2003/press.html.

Yours truly,

The EGOVOS 3 International Committee

Philippe Aigrain, France
Jean-Pierre Dardayrol, Conseil Général des Technologies de l'Information, France
Jean-Claude Dauphin, UNESCO, Intl Org
Jean-Paul Degorce-Dumas, Agence pour la Développement de l'Administration Électronique France
Jacqueline Dubow, World Bank, Intl Org
Rishab Ghosh, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Claude Gagné, Industry Canada, Canada
Caroline Halcrow, Office of e-Envoy, Cabinet Office, UK
Barbara Held, Federal Interior Ministry, Germany
Flavia Marzano, Union of Italian Provinces, Italy
Brand Nieman, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Tony Stanco, The Center of Open Source & Government, USA
Susan Turnbull, US General Services Administration, USA
Atsushi Yamanaka, UNDP, Intl Org
Raul Zambrano, UNDP, Intl Org
Juan Alfredo Pacheco, IADB, Intl Org
Serge Kapto, UN ICT Task Force