Open World Forum 2010: Call for Proposals

The third Open World Forum will be held in Paris, France, on 30 September and 1 October 2010.

Open World Forum

Proposals for talks and associated events should be made directly to the Program Committee (of which I am pleased to be part) through the OWF Program Committee wiki. The deadline for submissions is 30 March 2010.

About the OWF.

The Open World Forum is a community-based, non-commercial event governed by a Steering Committee and a Program Committee, with representatives from numerous international Free/Open Source organizations, associations and communities.

The Steering Committee includes three international consortiums (the Apache Software Foundation, OW2 and QualiPSo), several international and French associations (Adullact, AFUL, April, PLOSS, Silicon Sentier), two major French competitiveness clusters (Cap Digital and System@tic), French public sector bodies including the City of Paris, the Ile de France region and its development branch, ARD, and the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Key partners include the Open Source Think Tank, the Linux Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, the Open Solutions Alliance and the FOSSBazaar Community.

The Program Committee includes many of the world’s most highly respected Free/Open Source experts worldwide. It is free to define the conference program in a spirit of total independence, identifying and inviting speakers from all over the world. It also contributes to the structure and content of the 2020 Free Libre and Open Source Software Roadmap, which are to be drawn up before the event, and presented at the forum.