Open source: Open for business at Australia's premier Linux conference
Submitted on 2011-10-11 22:00
BALLARAT, 11 October 2011
Adding to the stellar array of Miniconfs already confirmed, organisers today announced that Business of Open Source would also feature at January's Ballarat-based Linux Conference Australia. Chosen from a competitive field of proposals, the Miniconf promises to cover topics of particular interest to those working in or on open source-based businesses. Licensing your work, building a community, market research, communications, government and media liaison and procurement will all be up for discussion at the full day event.
The Miniconf will be organised jointly by Martin Michlmayr of Hewlett-Packard and Bob Waldie of OpenGear. Both were over the moon at the announcement. "It's great to be able to bring a business-themed day to LCA to help demonstrate through case studies the commercial viability of free and open source software (FOSS). The Miniconf will be of particular interest to developers and business people seeking to develop and market FOSS solutions to industry and government. Enterprises and other entities considering deployment of FOSS within their organisations will also get significant value from the sessions."
So - whether you are a student working on a one-person open source project, own your open source consulting company or create open source strategy for a multi-billion dollar company, there will be something at the Business of Open Source Miniconf for you!
The Call for Papers (CfP) is now open until 6th November.
Miniconfs - miniature conferences - are community-organised sessions designed to bring together like-minded delegates with interests in a specific field. They are run within the framework of the broader event, and provide excellent opportunities for professional networking and developing presentation experience.
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