BlueHats, who's in ?
BlueHats are all the people who want to show that they contribute to Free and Open Source
software developed and/or used by public administrations all over the world: civil servants
involved in the use and development of these software, of course, but also citizens who recognise that their
actions in favour of Free Software help the administration's projects.
BlueHats is not a product or a brand of the French Free Software Unit. It's a global
movement to which our unit contributes by publishing a newsletter in
French, organising online workshops and face-to-face meetings. All public administrations around the world
are invited to contribute to this movement and add events to the
BlueHats, where to start?
You can start by organising
BlueHats events, inviting people to support Free Software in the
public sector by sharing their expertise, hacking, etc. Events do not have to be big hackathons: even small
face-to-face meetings are useful.
BlueHats online workshops
As a civil servant, you can easily share your expertise on Free Software through online workshops to which you can invite other civil servants.
If your administration is willing to commit to spreading information about the progress of Free Software in the public sector, it can publish a newsletter.