FSCONS 2012/Mail Invitation

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                      Invitation

                 Registration now open!

       Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit
       Gothenburg, Sweden, 9-11th November 2012

                http://www.fscons.org/

The Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) is the Nordic
countries largest meeting place between Free Software, Free and Digital
Culture and Free Society. Gathered around a series of interesting themes,
more than 50 speakers will talk on a wide array of topics that engage
and inform.

Topics for 2012 include Decentralising Society, Embeddded systems, FS Feminism, 
General Purpose Computing, Legal, Open security, Web science and Wikimedia.

During the conference, organizations and projects will also be available
and present their work including the Creative Commons, Debian, Free Software 
Foundation Europe, Wikimedia.

Speakers and sessions

The full program of the conference will be available on https://fscons.org/2012/schedule/

This year we are glad to have Allison Randal experienced software developer, author 
currently the technical architect of Ubuntu & Gabriella Coleman Professor, author 
at McGill University specialized on hacker culture and online activism deliver the
keynotes.

Among the other speakers we find:
Carsten Munk (DK) who will present the Mer Project,a GNU/Linux distribution 
that target mobile and embedded devices and intend to be the succeeder of Meego. 
Ph. D. Börje Ekstam and Scholar Pia Palm from Linnaeus University will explain how
Wikipedia can used as a learning tool in university courses where students as part of 
their education are trained to write hight quality scientific content in a easily 
understandable way by using and contributing to Wikipedia. Francisco Blas (ES) is 
a Gentoo developer that will talk about the different security features that can 
be found in Gentoo Hardened distribution. FSCONS veteran Karin Kosina (kyrah) 
questions governments talks about that there is an ongoing cyperwar and suggest 
that the rhetoric in instead creates new security problems.  

Before and during the conference days, a number of workshops with different topics 
will also be organized.

It is a loot look forward on about this years edition of FSCONS. 

Registration

Registration is now open at https://fscons.org/2012/registration/ and starts at
400 SEK (about 46€) for early bird tickets (which we have a limited number of). 

The registration includes access to all of the conference program, 
all social events and coffee and tea during the two conference days. 

We hope to meet you in Gothenburg in November!



Interested in sponsor FSCONS or know someboy who is? 
For a list of sponsorship deals you can take a look at,
https://fscons.org/2012/sponsors-and-partners/sponsor-us
any sponsorship is very much appreciated.