Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007:
Next Steps for the Web Management Community
Workshop Session

A5: "Sustainable Services: Solidity based on Openness?"

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Sustainable Services: Solidity based on Openness?
Ross Gardler, OSS Watch, University of Oxford and Andrew Savory, Managing Director, Sourcesense UK
What makes a service usable and sustainable? Is it one that offers you a service level agreement (SLA)? Or is it one that has sufficient clients that it is likely to survive long-term? And can a service that is principally a "social" service be sustainable? And how might communities of practice relate to the sustainability of an open service?
Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
  • explore the underlining conditions of sustainability for services
  • share experiences of services which either were or were not sustainable
  • explore openness as a condition of sustainability
  • gain a greater understanding of role openness might play in sustainable services
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Room Requirements:
PC and data projector.
Monday 16th July 2007 from 15:30-17:00
Contact Details
Ross Gardler
OSS Watch
University of Oxford
Phone: +44 (0)1865 283416 hcard
Andrew Savory
Managing Director
Sourcesense UK
Phone: +44 (0)870 741 6658 Further information about hcard use and Microformats