FrOSCon - June 24./25. 2006 (Saturday/Sunday) - Sankt Augustin Germany
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied
Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference about Free
Software and Open Source in 2006 with help of Fachschaft of Computer
Science, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.
FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking
place on June, 24/25 2006 at the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt
Augustin near the cities of Bonn and Cologne.
The conference revolves around a rich schedule of talks, highlighting
current topics in Free Software and Open Source. Moreover, developers
will be offered a large Free Software / Open Source space, allowing them
to organize their own meetings or even their own lineup of events.
We will not host a separate tradeshow. However, space will be available
to companies and projects, so they can present themselves to the visitors.
The University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhine-Sieg is a young and modern
college. Its aim at applied science, combined with a constant drive for
innovation, modern premises and its fantastic locality make this college
an ideal venue.
The location, Sankt Augustin, lies in the charming Rhineland, in close
proximity to the former capitol of Germany, Bonn. Due to superb
transport connection, Sankt Augustin may also be quickly reached from
Cologne as well as from the international airport Cologne/Bonn.
A wide variety of talks will establish the foundation of the event.
Current topics on Free Software and Open Source will be presented in
five auditoria/lecture rooms in parallel. The agenda will focus on the
following areas (tracks):
Free software on the desktop
Philosophy and legal concerns of Open Source
Administration and networks
Free Software business
To ensure the balance and quality of the agenda, a Call for Papers will
be announced. The acceptance deadline is February 15th, 2006. The
program committee will consist of experts in industry, research and
education with multiple years of experience in the area of Free Software
and Open Source. The committee will select the final agenda from the
The Developer Rooms
Developers of Free Software and Open Source projects usually communicate
via the Internet to coordinate their efforts. However, in some cases it
may be favorable to meet in-person, perhaps to discuss the project
strategy, or to hunt down bugs in the software together. Due to
insufficient ressources, for many projects it is not easy to organize
For this reason, FrOSCon gives projects in the field of Free Software
and Open Source a chance to hold their own meetings by providing them
with the necessary space and infrastructure. In return, the projects
offer their know-how, as well as talks. Talks may be given as part of
the official agenda and/or as part of a presentation/program with focus
on the individual project, in the developer room.
Saturday evening you will have the chance to experience the sociability
and way of life typical of the Rhineland. Eat a "halve Hahn" and enjoy
some refreshing Kölsch beer while discussing what you have learned and
further deepening your knowledge, cultivating your network of contacts
or just unwinding after the eventful day.
Fees and Registration
FrOSCon is mainly funded by donations. Only a low fee of 5 Euros will be
charged for attendance. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be
available through the official FrOSCon website no later than 3 months
ahead of the event.
FrOSCon is hosted by the Department of Computer Science in cooperation
with the Linux/Unix Usergroup Sankt Augustin (LUUSA) and the Department
of Computer Science's Board of Students (Fachschaft Informatik).
Our event gets noticed by the open source community more and more. Not
only the PHP and OpenWRT developers are joining the FrOSCon, today the
GNOME project confirmed their apperance at our event as well. We are
not only looking forward for some great talks from these groups, but we
also think that our event will be recognized as a community get-together
In order to be able to organize the event properly, we are still looking
for Sponsors who are willing to support us financially, in order to
be able to provide a decent infrastructure for as many projects as
possible. If you are interested in helping out, we are looking forward
to hear from you at sponsoren [at] froscon [dot] de.
The FrOSCon has been pushed back! The rescheduling of the LinuxTag
allows us to move to a summer date. FrOSCon will now take place on the
weekend of June, 24th and 25th. Hopefully the summer date will allow us
to offer an even better experience to our visitors.
The english version of our website just went live. Please note that the
german version at http://www.froscon.de might sometimes be more up-to-date.
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 ... http://www.fh-brs.de/
 ... http://www.stud.inf.fh-brs.de/
 ... http://www.luusa.org/
 ... http://www.froscon.org/
 ... http://www.gnome-ev.de/index.php/Veranstaltungen
 ... http://www.froscon.org/wiki/Sponsors
 ... http://www.linuxtag.de/