Open Source and Sustainability 2006
A three day conference exploring the theme of open source sustainability: the perspective for higher and further education.
Date: 10-12 April 2006
Location: Said Business School, Oxford, UK
Who should attend?
- senior IT decision-makers
- IT managers
- software developers
- open source businesses
- 15 December 2005 - conference website announced
- 20 December 2005 - call for papers
- 20 January 2006 - earlybird booking opens (10% discount on full registration fee)
- 30 January 2006 - call for papers closes
- 15 February 2006 - earlybird booking closes
- 24 March 2005 - bookings close
The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary talks and 3 parallel workshops.
Open source has proved itself as a development and distribution model that can deliver software which is functional, efficient, innovative, and cost-effective. What is the long-term future? What is the best model for sustainability? Do different models succeed equally well?
This conference will look at open source sustainability from the point of view of
- strategic funding bodies seeking to maximise their investment through open source development
- universities and colleges entangling their infrastructure and pedagogical environments with open source software
- software development projects seeking to perpetuate themselves through building communities
- businesses basing their sustainability on an open source business model