Free Software Track

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Track presentation

Presentations in this track should be exclusively about free software or related issues, and has a more software-centered focus. Not restricted to software development, but also project work, documentation of free software, using free software in various contexts, etc. Topics that could be considered include, but is not limited to; how to use a software or library; project presentations; using free software in schools, companies, governments, etc; free software methodology (development, project management, etc).

Proposed speakers

Ciaran O'Riordan, End Software Patents ([1] recording LibrePlanet)

Tryggvi Björgvinsson - He's doing a Ph.D. on organizational models in free software development.

Christine Peterson, VP of the Foresight Institute, coined the term “open source” in the late 1990s. She now proposes that this concept of peer-based collaboration and sharing can be applied to another emerging technology – sensors. [2]

Proposed projects







  • Debian Packaging with Git


Proposed Misc

Usability issues

Women in free software