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fOSSa Conference, Grenoble, France

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fOSSa Conference
Free and Open Source Software Academic Conference
Date : November 17-18, 2009
Venue: World Trade Center, Grenoble, France

Conference overview:
The "fOSSa" conference (Free/Open Source Software Academics) is co-organised by INRIA and OW2 Europe Local Chapter. It will review Open Source fundamentals (Business models, licenses, collaboration, communities, promotion, exploitation, sustainability) and will present innovating Open Source project as well as communities experiences. fOSSa is the first international Open Source Conference event located in Grenoble! The fOSSa audience mainly focuses on academia and research centres but does not close the door to industrials as in many cases academia needs industrials and vice versa: we believe that Open Source model can improve such kind of collaboration in a much more natural way.

Purpose of this conference is:
- to foster anyone who would like to create, sustain and transfer an OSS project from his/her laboratory to the industrial world in a more productive manner;

  • to help start-ups and companies to find answers to overcome Open Source "constraints" within their environment and better understand the OSS culture;
  • to enable academia and industry to meet, talk together and find synergies between research ideas and industrial needs,provide a free expression room where Open Source communities can present their projects.
Program conference themes:
Fundamentals - Generic presentations
1.OSS and Benefits for Academic projects
2.OSS and Innovation for Academic projects
3.OSS and Business Models for Academic projects
4.OSS and the Law for Academic projects
5.OSS and Communities for Academic projects
6.OSS and European Commission for Academic projects
7.OSS and Market needs for Academic projects
Practical Sessions - Initiatives and Projects presentations
1.OSS and Collaboration for Academic projects
2.OSS and Promotion for Academic projects
3.OSS and Education for Academic projects
4.OSS and Quality for Academic projects
5.OSS and the Law for Academic projects
6.Academia Workshop's Presentations
1.OW2 Projects,
2.PLUMES/FEATHER Projects,
3.Start-ups presentations,
4.Research projects.

Practical information

Accommodation:
Please look here:http://www.europe-hotelrooms.com/landmark/fr/wtc-grenoble.html

Travel:
More information at http://www.europole-congres.com/

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