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Open Source

Open Source Track

Open source software has become mainstream with the widespread use of products such as Apache, Firefox, Linux and more. As open source becomes more widely used, there is an increasing interest in its development and its use. This technical track seeks submissions that discuss Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development. In particular, we are looking for submissions that enable more interactions between presenters and the audience. We’d like to see successful stories that encourage and teach participants how to use and deploy the best about FOSS. Possible topics include:

  • FOSS intellectual property, copyrights and licensing
  • Non-Governmental Organizations and FOSS
  • Incorporating FOSS within organization’s development lifecycle
  • Lessons from FOSS for conventional development
  • Successful stories about encouraging diversity in FOSS projects
  • FOSS and social & humanitarian issues
  • FOSS technologies, in particular how to use them or how to get started.
  • Adoption/ use / acceptance of FOSS
  • Dissemination / redistribution / crowdsourcing of FOSS systems
  • Expanding scientific research and technology development methods through openness
  • Adopting innovation in FOSS projects
  • Role of FOSS in ICT and sustainable development
  • Learning, knowledge sharing, collaboration, control or conflict in FOSS projects
  • FOSS usability, scalability, maintainability and other quality issues
  • Talk or workshop on specific FOSS technologies, such as version control.

Valid Submission Formats (Please Read): Presentations/Lightning Talks,  PanelsWorkshopsBirds of a Feather. Click the links for more information and for Starter Templates.

Content Level: Intermediate, Advanced technical content only.