fOSSa the Free Open Source Software Academia conference

26-28 oct. 2011
INSA - Lyon - Campus de la Doua - Lyon (France)
The goal of fOSSa (Free Open Source Academia Conference) is to reaffirm the underlying values of open source software: innovation & research in software development. This conference is achieving a prominent role in the Free Open Source Software arena year by year. The current debates between Google and Oracle demonstrate the crucial role that open source software is playing nowadays in information and communication technologies. At the same time, looking at the major software organizations only, the evolution of open source software appears incomplete, since this model is spreading rapidly on an ever-growing number of territories. The Arduino project, which is open source applied to hardware, is a clear example. Considering the strategic actions that the most important industries are undertaking nowadays, after having understood the important role that open source software is playing in their business, the second edition of fOSSa conference presents this phenomenon as a new social paradigm. It aims at answering the following questions: * How does open source software work? * How can we build its future, creating a common useful ecosystem, supported by academia, industry and citizens? fOSSa 2010 will welcome various European decision makers and well-known free software organizations, such as Apache, Arduino, Debian, Gnome, Eclipse Foundation, Mozilla, Ubuntu, Engineering Group, Fraunhofer Fokus, Irill, Plume, QualiPSo and FossBazaar. Moreover, the conference includes several workshops, such as install parties and demos. We hope speakers & participants will enjoy the 2010 edition as much as we do in organizing such a free expression conference. Grenoble is a region full of great FLOSS ressources. – fOSSa conference where Free Open Source Software meets academia
Discipline scientifique : Ordinateur et société

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