[ubuntu-uk] [Fwd: [Debian-uk] OpenIsland FOSS conference on 1st February in Belfast]

John Levin john at technolalia.org
Wed Jan 16 00:27:02 GMT 2008

Not heard of this event until today, and should be of interest to any on 
the Emerald Isle, or within ferry distance of it.

The lack of advance notice is a great shame; I'd have liked to have done 
an ubuntu stall, and got to meet Ubuntu users in Belfast. Perhaps next 
year, eh?


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Dunno how many people on list this will apply to, but the Inaugural
all-Island Conference on Free and Open Source Software will take place
in Belfast on 1st February (yes, only just over 2 weeks away). Full
details are at http://www.openisland.net/ and I'll be there myself. The
program is as follows:

9.00am – 9.45am         Arrival Tea / Coffee and Registration

10.00am – 10.05am       Welcome
10.05am – 10.10am       OPEN-NI & OPEN-ISLAND Objectives
                         Brian Cleland – Chair of OpenIreland

10.10am – 10.15am       VIP Speaker 1
10.20am – 10.30am       VIP Speaker 2
10.30am – 11.00am       Key Note Address 1 – Bruce Perens
11.00am – 11.15am       Tea / Coffee
11,15am – 11.45am       Key Note Address 2 – Robert O’Dea – SUN
11.45am – 12.15pm       Free & Open Source Software - Same Difference?
                         Ciaran O’Riordan
                         Licensing / Business Models - Alan Wallace

12.15pm – 12.20pm       Morning Session Wrap-Up
12.20pm – 1.15pm        Lunch

1.15pm – 1.45pm         European Strategy for Open Source vs.
                         Vendor Lock-in & Opportunities for Growth
                         Graham Taylor – Open Forum Europe
1.45pm – 2.05pm         Large Corporate Case Study - AIB Desktop Rollout
2.05pm – 2.25pm         SME Case Study
                         Armada Group Technologies Liam Robertson
2.25pm – 2.45pm         Health Sector Case Study
                         Mel McIntyre – CEO OpenApp
2.45pm – 3.05pm         Educational Sector Case Study
                         Colin Turner – FOSS Group UU
3.05pm – 3.30pm         Panel Q&A
3.30pm – 3.45pm         Wrap-up & Next Steps
3.45pm                  Tea / Coffee and Networking

There is an attendance fee (and a limited number of free student
places); more details are on the site.


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