[Samba] FrOSCon - June 24./25. 2006 (Saturday/Sunday) - Sankt Augustin Germany

Ralph Bergmann ralph at dasralph.de
Fri Dec 16 22:34:11 GMT 2005


The Department of Computer Science[1] of the University of Applied 
Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg[2] is organising a conference about Free 
Software and Open Source in 2006 with help of Fachschaft of Computer 
Science[3], LUUSA[4] and FrOSCon e.V.

About FrOSCon
FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking 
place on June, 24/25 2006 at the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt 
Augustin near the cities of Bonn and Cologne.

The conference revolves around a rich schedule of talks, highlighting 
current topics in Free Software and Open Source. Moreover, developers 
will be offered a large Free Software / Open Source space, allowing them 
to organize their own meetings or even their own lineup of events.

We will not host a separate tradeshow. However, space will be available 
to companies and projects, so they can present themselves to the visitors.

The Venue
The University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhine-Sieg is a young and modern 
college. Its aim at applied science, combined with a constant drive for 
innovation, modern premises and its fantastic locality make this college 
an ideal venue.

The location, Sankt Augustin, lies in the charming Rhineland, in close 
proximity to the former capitol of Germany, Bonn. Due to superb 
transport connection, Sankt Augustin may also be quickly reached from 
Cologne as well as from the international airport Cologne/Bonn.

The Program
A wide variety of talks will establish the foundation of the event. 
Current topics on Free Software and Open Source will be presented in 
five auditoria/lecture rooms in parallel. The agenda will focus on the 
following areas (tracks):
Programming languages
Free software on the desktop
Philosophy and legal concerns of Open Source
Administration and networks
Free Software business

To ensure the balance and quality of the agenda, a Call for Papers will 
be announced. The acceptance deadline is February 15th, 2006. The 
program committee will consist of experts in industry, research and 
education with multiple years of experience in the area of Free Software 
and Open Source. The committee will select the final agenda from the 

The Developer Rooms
Developers of Free Software and Open Source projects usually communicate 
via the Internet to coordinate their efforts. However, in some cases it 
may be favorable to meet in-person, perhaps to discuss the project 
strategy, or to hunt down bugs in the software together. Due to 
insufficient ressources, for many projects it is not easy to organize 
such meetings.

For this reason, FrOSCon gives projects in the field of Free Software 
and Open Source a chance to hold their own meetings by providing them 
with the necessary space and infrastructure. In return, the projects 
offer their know-how, as well as talks. Talks may be given as part of 
the official agenda and/or as part of a presentation/program with focus 
on the individual project, in the developer room.

Socializing Event
Saturday evening you will have the chance to experience the sociability 
and way of life typical of the Rhineland. Eat a "halve Hahn" and enjoy 
some refreshing Kölsch beer while discussing what you have learned and 
further deepening your knowledge, cultivating your network of contacts 
or just unwinding after the eventful day.

Fees and Registration
FrOSCon is mainly funded by donations. Only a low fee of 5 Euros will be 
charged for attendance. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be 
available through the official FrOSCon website[5] no later than 3 months 
ahead of the event.

The Organizer
FrOSCon is hosted by the Department of Computer Science in cooperation 
with the Linux/Unix Usergroup Sankt Augustin (LUUSA) and the Department 
of Computer Science's Board of Students (Fachschaft Informatik).

Our event gets noticed by the open source community more and more. Not 
only the PHP and OpenWRT developers are joining the FrOSCon, today the 
GNOME project confirmed their apperance[6] at our event as well. We are 
not only looking forward for some great talks from these groups, but we 
also think that our event will be recognized as a community get-together 
as well.
In order to be able to organize the event properly, we are still looking 
for Sponsors[7] who are willing to support us financially, in order to 
be able to provide a decent infrastructure for as many projects as 
possible. If you are interested in helping out, we are looking forward 
to hear from you at sponsoren [at] froscon [dot] de.

The FrOSCon has been pushed back! The rescheduling of the LinuxTag[8] 
allows us to move to a summer date. FrOSCon will now take place on the 
weekend of June, 24th and 25th. Hopefully the summer date will allow us 
to offer an even better experience to our visitors.

The english version of our website just went live. Please note that the 
german version at http://www.froscon.de might sometimes be more up-to-date.

[1] ... http://www.inf.fh-brs.de/
[2] ... http://www.fh-brs.de/
[3] ... http://www.stud.inf.fh-brs.de/
[4] ... http://www.luusa.org/
[5] ... http://www.froscon.org/
[6] ... http://www.gnome-ev.de/index.php/Veranstaltungen
[7] ... http://www.froscon.org/wiki/Sponsors
[8] ... http://www.linuxtag.de/

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