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Re: [Masterlibre-list] Invitation to GUADEC 28-31 of May 20065 in Stuttg

From: Cornelia Boldyreff
Subject: Re: [Masterlibre-list] Invitation to GUADEC 28-31 of May 20065 in Stuttgart
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:54:13 +0000 (GMT)

thank you for the reminder. As we discussed, I'm happy to make a
presentation on this work as part of the panel that you're proposing at
GUADEC in May. I also think this is a good opportunity to hold a further
meeting of the group.
Cornelia Boldyreff, Ph.D., FBCS
Professor of Software Engineering
Department of Computing and Informatics
Faculty of Technology (MHAC MC3119)
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, AnneØstergaard wrote:

> Invitation to GUADEC 28-31 of May 20065 in Stuttgart, Germany.
> ( A more formal invitation will be send to you personally when I know
> who will be attending GUADEC 6.)
> At the end of our last meeting in Barcelona I invited representatives
> from this group to inform about the MoLOS  project and the existing
> education on FLOSS at universities in Europe at our the next
>  international GNOME conference: GUADEC  6 in Stuttgart, May 28th -31st
> 2005
> and
> The conference starts on Sunday the 29 of May. Sunday and Monday will be
> reserved for technical presentations. The call for papers has  just
> ended and both the program and a press release is being send out soon.
> On the 31st of  May we are invited to give a presentation of MoLOS etc.
> I would suggest a presentation followed by a panel debate since we are
> so fortunate that  several  persons from the project will be present at
> the conference.
> I am willing to be the mediator of this panel. If  Cornelia Boldyreff
>  or Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona would be able to do the presentation it
> would be great.
> Who else would like to assist in the panel?
> I think that during the late afternoon on the 29th we could have a
> regular planning meeting of this group. Do you agree? Please tell us on
> this list if you are planning to attend.
> We could also have a BoF  and a table in the exhibition if someone for
> example from Spain would be there for at least some hours. Many Spanish
> speaking persons from South America would be very interested in advice.
> About GUADEC
> Last year 41 nations was participating in this GUADEC 5  in
> Kristiansand, Norway. Near the end of the conference we had a panel on
> the subject Free Software in schools. The result was a declaration of
>  co-laboration between countries and continents to share applications
> and work on what each country and system do best . To avoid doing the
> same work when the resources could be better used else where.
> This year is the year of GNOME on the desktop- signaling that Free
> Software and GNOME is for everybody.
> Day 3 of GUADEC is for developers, government representatives,
> businesses and users. We expect visitors from a large part of Germany to
> be there on this day as train connections from a large number of cities
> are very good. The "Haus der Wirtschaft" is in the center of Stuttgart
> some 8-10 minutes work from the Stuttgart central railway station. Many
> of the largest OSS Companies such as IBM and HP have there head quarter
> in the Stuttgart region. I think we want our signals to reach them.
> There employees are targets for university education in Libre Software
> and there marketing departments will be happy to tell that persons with
> a specially designed  education are on there way to government,
> organizations and businesses the moment they are migrating to Libre
> Software.
> Case stories and guidelines on migration.
> We are also interested in giving information and hopefully a
> presentation om migration guidelines . DE has one The EU Commission has
> one and please inform me of others that you know of . There is also A.
> Weelers " Why Free Software- Look at the numbers".
> City of Bergen in Norway and Deutsche Bahn, The German Railroad
>  Compagny ( 55.000 work stations.)
> Deutsche Bank uses Free Software on their servers.
> Software Patents:
> For your information we will also have an update on: " The Current
> Situation of The software Patents Directive" by Francois Pellegrini who
> will be there for The MOLOS activities.
> Many in our group are also involved working with patent issues.
> Kind regards
> Anne Østergaard
> Anne
> Anne Østergaard
> Member of the GNOME Foundation and
> the GUADEC 6th Planning Committee
> Vice - Chairman of IT-Politisk Forening,
> address@hidden
> phone: + 45 35 42 88 73
> --
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