One might be forgiven to think that the build-up towards a community for open change is slow. Yes, definitely, it is slow from my perspective. However, the rate of change is not determined by the actions and blood pressure levels of the change agents, but by the speed at which the target – be it an organisation or be it society – can absorb that change without too great a risk.
So, two years later and with the feedback from number of events addressing the open change theme – among others – we now have the 2011 conference on “The Software Competence for the Future”. Its programme shows that the conference will be mainly in German and with a significant automotive contents. This is not much of a surprise given the location – and the change community has to start somewhere! The objectives of the conference are described in English in the call for papers. I will write here about the conference (in English).