Mapping of the belgian market of free and open source softwares

Speaker(s) : Robert Viseur

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Thursday 11 July 2013
  • Schedule : 11h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : K.3.601

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Fils rouges : Enjeux sociétaux
Public cible : Professionnels


The presentation starts with a quick overview of the types of free and open source software licenses, and then present the main business models applied by companies. A mapping of the Belgian market of free and open source softwares will be proposed. This mapping includes an overview of the geographical distribution of providers, the types of available skills (publishing, services, etc..), and the types of supported tools (programming languages​​, softwares, standards, etc.).


Civil Engineer and Teaching Assistant at the University of Mons (UMons, in the department of Economics and Management of Innovation, Robert Viseur takes part in the teaching of strategic marketing and innovation at the Faculty of Engineering of Mons (FPMs). His research, initiated under his doctoral thesis, concern the management of co-creation and, more specifically, the management of free and open source projects. Robert Viseur is also Senior Research Engineer for the Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies (CETIC His areas of interest are open source technologies and information retrieval. More information about his activities:

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