In a very naive manner, this is what my expectations are:
- Aim the developer and simplify all the administrative and compliance burden that is so often required within administrations to have the right to contribute. Identify all the pre-authorization that we can and make the compliance requirements as transparent as possible.
- Give a safe learning environment within the government before engaging with open-source communities
- Allow civil servant to improve technically by learning from and with open-source communities
- Engage with critical open-source project communities that could benefit from government-time (mid-term) commitments
- Learn from other governments, large communities and private companies on governance best practices
- Coordinate the effort between countries: if digital has no borders and developers can be anywhere, we have common needs that need to be applied locally, on our land, with our laws and culture. This is not that specific and a lot of "government digital infrastructure" is common.
My last expectations would be to hear the expectations of the civil society on what governments can and should do. Even if the workshop is focused on the HOW, some principles could come from the WHY governments should or shouldn't do things that private or open-source communities could do. For instance, are there extra ethical requirements that governments should follow, or other constraints?