The Gephi Consoritium will participate to the fourth edition of the fOSSa Conference taking place from December 4 to 6, 2012 in Lille (France).
The aim of the fOSSa (Free Open Source Academia Conference) is to reaffirm the underlying values of Open Source software: innovation & research in software development.
While the first edition aimed at providing valuable information on the Open Source model at large, the second edition focused specific key-aspects of FOSS such as tech innovation,upcoming issues & challenges in the open development context and how open activities, collaboration and knowledge sharing is beneficial to academia, education & industry. The third edition look at the future of Open Source (Eco system, Trends, new territories, etc).
The fourth edition will address in an open-minded style about:
– Digital Geographic Strategies & the Native Generation,
– FLOSS History with the movie: “Revolution OS” followed by a debate,
– Open Art, collaboration between art & science,
– Licenses in the real life: no lawyers speeches, only facts & return experience,
– Workshops to learn how to develop code for debian, gnome, apache, robotics ROS …
And, of course the usual fOSSa topics (Education & Community management).
“What marks the difference between fOSSa and other events is the air that you breath there. An event organized by passionate people, with passionate attendees as well … and great speakers. Every year you can get some presentations of greater international events in advance (I remember the year of Arduino, to give you an example).” — Gabriele Ruffatti — SpagoWorld Blog 2012.
fOSSa days are open to everyone and registration is free!
more information @ http://fossa.inria.fr
EDIT: slides of the presentation