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Conference Tag line

FSCONS 2008 is the first among many Free Society conferences that bridges the gap between free software and cultural freedom. Co-arranged by Free Software Foundation Europe, Creative Commons and Wikimedia Sverige, FSCONS 2008 is already a landmark event in bringing the different movements working for digital freedom together. Freedom Tunnel Photo by Colin Mutchler More than just a series of presentations, FSCONS 2008 is a cross-cultural meeting place where grass root organisations, companies, academics, cultural workers and hackers come together in a united effort to discuss and liberate all aspects of digital culture.

Dates

FSCONS 2008 was held October 24th - 26th in Gothenburg, Sweden

Themes/Tracks

Keynotes

  • Oscar Swartz
  • Smári McCarthy
  • Dr. Ansgar Bernardi

Speakers

Henri Bergius is a former Viking based in the Nordic country of Finland. When he is not exploring the cave cities of Georgia or running with bulls in Pamplona, Bergie works on web services built on top of the Midgard toolkit. His company Nemein provides web solutions for several major companies in Finland and abroad....

  • Johan Thelin

Interview with Johan here: http://blog.fscons.org/?p=405

Topics/Talks/Presentations

Free Culture

Why Google is just second best for open access information - Jan Szczepanski

Why Google is just second best for open access information - Jan Szczepanski

The darling conceptions of your time - Stefan Larsson & Håkan Hydén

The darling conceptions of your time - Stefan Larsson & Håkan Hydén

Book chapter from Freebeer: http://swepub.kb.se/bib/swepub:oai:lup.lub.lu.se:1507999?tab2=abs&language=en

Ten facts you should know about Wikipedia - Frank Schulenburg

Ten facts you should know about Wikipedia - Frank Schulenburg

Development

Towards 10Gbps open-source routing - Bengt Gördén

Towards 10Gbps open-source routing - Bengt Gördén

Slides: http://www.bag.org/bengt_gorden_fscons2008.pdf

Midgard - Henri Bergius

Midgard - Henri Bergius

Midgard, a venerable open source content management system is now renewing itself to a new architecture. The plan is to provide a data management framework that can extend from web services to replicated mobile applications. This talk describes the approach taken by the Midgard community and showcases the developer possibilities provided.

Henri Bergius is a former Viking based in the Nordic country of Finland. When he is not exploring the cave cities of Georgia or running with bulls in Pamplona, Bergie works on web services built on top of the Midgard toolkit. His company Nemein provides web solutions for several major companies in Finland and abroad....

Video:

Henri's blog post: http://bergie.iki.fi/blog/learn_more_about_midgard_in_fscons/

Qt for Embedded Linux - Johan Thelin

Interview with Johan Thelin here: http://blog.fscons.org/?p=405

Number of visitors

  • Number of visitors: 194
    • from Sweden: 152
    • from the Nordic countries: 18
    • from Europe: 16
    • from outside of Europe: 8

Sponsors

  • Imendio
  • PrimeKey Solutions
  • Rejås Datakonsult
  • Google
  • Nokia Qt
  • Linux Magazine
  • GGS-Data

Videos

http://blog.fscons.org/?cat=7

Photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/fscons08/

Slides

Press mentions FSCONS 2008

ComputerSweden


Other

Conference Book: Freebeer

Old conference web site

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