The theme of the 2nd workshop (17 November 2010)
was the economic impact of FOSS
on the regional economy (software market and beyond). During the first part of the
workshop examples of FOSS usage in public administration in Latvia were presented,
delivered by the Latvian
Open Technology Association, and State Social Assurance Agency - the pioneer in FOSS
usage among public administration institutions in Latvia.
Presentations were followed by practical
activities in three working groups moderated
by local experts. During group sessions a number of issues regarding potential benefits from FOSS usage for
regional economic development were discussed, followed by summaries and conclusions presented by working
group moderators for other participants.