Sept 15 2007 is Software Freedom Day (SFD), a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). This celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.
Ohio Linux Fest will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Ohio LinuxFest is a free, grassroots conference for the Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) community.
Whether you are a geek, CTO or both, this conference is for you. The Utah Open Source Conference is the first major gathering in Utah focused solely on bringing the open source community together, business, technology and community.
FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking place for the second time on August, 25th - 26th 2007 at the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin near the cities of Bonn and Cologne.
Members of the Open Source community will combine forces at the sixth annual Southern California Linux Expo, the premier event for businesses, academic institutions and the Linux community. SCALE 6x will be held on Feb 8-10, 2008 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. More information..
The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving interoperability and adoption of comprehensive open solutions, today announced the second event in its worldwide Customer Forum Series. OSA members JasperSoft and Palamida will co-host the Forum, “Secure Your Code: Enterprise Best Security Practices for Open Source Use,” scheduled for August 23, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in San Francisco at the Marriott Courtyard.
Ontario Linux Fest is a conference designed to present compelling topics of interest to users of Linux and Open Source software. These topics span a range of interests from technical to motivational, educational to organizational and social to legal. Attendees will find out what is happening in the Open Source world from the people directly involved.
"Richard M. Stallman recently gave a talk entitled Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club. The talk looks at the origin of copyright, and how it has evolved overtime from something that originally served the benefit of the people to a tool used against them. In keeping with his wishes to use open formats, the talk and QA are available in ogg theora only."