FSOSS 2006

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FSOSS Call For Proposals

October 26-27th, 2006 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
York University Campus, Toronto

Open Source is changing the way we think about computers, culture, education, and even politics. We invite you to join the discussion about open source and its derivities, as we gather the architects of this change at Seneca College for the 5th annual Free Software and Open Source Symposium. The Symposium is a two-day event aimed at bringing together educators, developers and other interested parties to discuss common free software and open source issues, learn new technologies and to promote the use of free and open source software.

We are now accepting proposals for our Open Source Symposium. In particular, we are interested in presentations/workshops on:

– issues of interest to open source developers
– the state of open source projects
– licensing/copyright issues
– opportunities for participation in open source development
– developing curricula that uses open source software
– costs and support required to use open source software
– open source versus commercial software (Linux vs Windows, OpenOffice vs MS Office, etc)
– the broader social, legal and political implications of the open source movement
– other related open source initiatives, including such things as open learning objects, open texts, etc.

Since the attendees may also be engaged in wider ranging research projects, and so we also encourage proposals on other open source topics.

Presentations/workshops will be selected by the symposium committee, and you will be notified as soon as a decision has been made. If your proposal is accepted, you do not have to register for the symposium or pay the registration fee. Please note that we cannot defray the costs of travel/accommodation/etc for presenters.

If you have a topic that might be of interest, please visit our website at http://cs.senecac.on.ca/soss to submit your proposal (or to see a current list of presentations, workshops, and speakers).

If you have any questions/comments about presentations or this form, please email Robert Boyczuk.