FOSSCOMM(GR) has been announced.
The 1st Free Software and Open Source Software conference, is the offspring of earlier efforts (as very aptly pointed out by Asteris). What is unique about this conference is that it is more centered around getting Greek FS/OSS teams and developers to get acquainted with each other.
Translating parts of the the announcement of the conference to English:
We are pleased to invite you to the 1st Conference of Greek FS/OSS Communities (Free Software and Open Source Software Communities), which will be hosted on March 21 and 22, 2008, by the National Technical University of Athens, in Athens, Greece.
The conference includes presentations from Organizations / Communities / Teams co-operating and involved in development, promotion and advance of FS/OSS in Greece.
The schedule includes presentations from FS/OSS communities, speeches about free software, and workshops. The aim of the conference is to get the various FS/OSS communities to know each other, to find ways of co-operating even more with other FS/OSS teams which are active in the region, and to present the work of the various teams to a wider audience.
Up to date information about the conference is always available online at:
The maximum timeslot duration for each presentation is one (1) hour.
Talk topics may include any one of:
- Community description of a FS/OSS team
- Description of a specific team project, or an innovative use of FS/OSS
- Special talks (government & public sector organizations, special guests, etc.)
Teams and projects who are interested to give talks should register their intent until February 18, 2008, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Mr L. Mourikis by phene at +30 6937 224 764.
Hellenic Linux Users’ Group (HELLUG), http://www.hellug.gr/
FOSS team of the National Technical University of Athens, http://foss.ntua.gr/wiki/index.php
Greek Debian Community, http://www.debian.gr/
Linux Users’ Group of Ioannina, http://www.ilug.gr/
Slackel, Greek Slackware Distribution team, http://www.slackel.gr/
This sounds like a very interesting event/conference, so if you are living in Greece, and you are involved in a free software or open source software project, team, or community, or even if you are simply interested to find out more about what free software is, the way free software works, and the people behind free software in Greece, my humble opinion is that FOSSCOMM(GR) is something you cannot afford to miss.
See you everyone in Athens!