| ||Barbara Held presently works as Detached National Expert at the European Commission Programme for "Interoperable Delivery of pan-European eGovernment Services (IDABC)". She is responsible for the IDABC projects promoting on Open Source Software (OSS) in public administration - including a project for a European OSS Repository. She also coordinates the programme s activities on Open Document Exchange Formats.
| ||Being a Desk Officer at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin, Barbara Held formerly served at the German Government s Coordination and Advisory Board for IT in the Administration (KBSt), responsible for software strategy and OSS policy.
| ||She holds a PhD in mass communication sciences from Free University Berlin.|