Froscon 2008

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Event Owner Torsten Brassat

Über die FrOSCon

Die FrOSCon ist eine zweitägige Konferenz rund um die Themen Freie Software und Open Source, die am 23. und 24. August 2008 bereits zum dritten Mal an der Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin bei Bonn stattfindet.

Im Vordergrund der Konferenz steht ein reichhaltiges Vortragsprogramm, das aktuelle Themen aus dem Bereich Freie Software und Open Source beleuchtet. Darüberhinaus wird Entwicklern großer Freier Software- oder Open Source-Projekte Raum geboten, um eigene Treffen, aber auch ein eigenes Programm zu organisieren.

Abgerundet wird die Veranstaltung durch eine Ausstellung, auf der sich Firmen und Projekte den Besuchern präsentieren werden.


Veranstaltungsort und -termin

  • Froscon
  • c/o FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin
  • 23.-24. August 2008


Gemeinschaftsstand OSGeo, GAV e.V. und OpenStreetMap

Wie bereits auf dem LinuxTag haben OSGeo, GAV und OpenStreetMap einen Gemeinschaftstand. Es werden noch Interessierte gesucht, die für die beiden Organisationen und das Projekt OSM Standdienst übernehmen würden. Interessierte melden sich bitte an mailto:torsten.brassat@osgeo.org oder telefonisch unter +49-(0)228-909038-12


About FrOSCon

FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking place for the third time on August, 23rd/24th 2008 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.

Additionally, exhibition space will be available to companies and projects, so they can present themselves to the visitors.


The Venue

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.


The Program

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 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 such meetings.

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.