At the OFA event (28 February 2014), the University of Skovde presented the PREFORMA project and the reaction was very positive. Several key players in the “open” world now know about the project (including some legal experts on Open Source and public sector procurement). After presenting the general process, very useful informal discussions followed concerning the legal and procurement challenges that PREFORMA is facing.
At FOSDEM 2014, Jonas Gamalielsson, Bert Lemmens and Björn Lundell met Peter Bubestinger, who is working for “Österreichische Mediathek”, Austria’s national A/V archive in the video department. The discussion covered various challenges related both to Open Source implementations of file formats in the AV-domain and to requirements from the memory institutions.
A step ahead in the process of Open Dialogue that PREFORMA is fostering between the memory institutions and the technology providers who develop the software, that will lead to the definition of the requirements of the PREFORMA tender.
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