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Recordings of the FOSDEM Railways and Open Transport devroom available

09 February 2024

For the second time, team members of the OpenRail Association have coordinated the Railways and Open Transport devroom at FOSDEM. For this 4-hours track we chose 10 presentations by experts with diverse backgrounds from the large amount of submissions. While most talks at FOSDEM circulated around programming, cloud, or system administration topics, we experienced an overwhelming interest in railways and transportation.
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Railways and Open Transport at FOSDEM

10 November 2023

FOSDEM is Europe’s largest gathering of Free and Open Source Software developers and enthusiasts, with thousands of people attending and hundreds of talks taking place each year. For the second time, there will be a Railways and Open Transport devroom after its well-received debut in 2023.
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Founding process of OpenRail Association started

24 March 2022

DB, SBB, SNCF and UIC are working on a joint initiative to create an open-source association dedicated to railway business. As announced by UIC’s Director General, François Davenne, at the association’s most recent General Assembly in December 2021, the aim of the association, to be called the “OpenRail Association”, will be to provide an open space enabling cooperative innovation and software development for railways.
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OpenRail brand launched

12 September 2019

We are launching the OpenRail brand in order to gather together and promote open source projects in the railway sector and foster the use of proofs of concept (POCs) and software developed within the railway community. OpenRail will draw upon the many advantages of open source in order to disseminate and enhance development in digital technologies.
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