Call for book chapters-FOSS for Sustainable development

Call for Book Chapters

Book Title: Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries

A book edited by Dr. Sulayman K. Sowe, Prof. Govindan Parayil and Prof. Atsushi Sunami

For further information, please contact: sowe@ias.unu.edu
Abstract Deadline Submission Extended to Monday, November 15, 2010

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The inclusion of FLOSS in neutral tactical purchasing of software.

Maurice Verheesen is currently preparing research on the inclusion of FLOSS in neutral tactical purchasing of software.

Much is known about the adoption of FLOSS. Literature states for instance reasons, trends and factors that influence the adoption. However when comparing procurement practices with the FLOSS phenomenon one can see several incompatibilities:

Ultimate Debian Database

Ultimate Debian Database (UDD) gathers a lot of data about various aspects of Debian in a single SQL database. It allows users to easily access and combine all this data.

The database has schema diagrams available, and more information about UDD are collected on the Debian Wiki at wiki.debian.org/UltimateDebianDatabase.

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Mozilla Madrid Technologies Course

The "Madrid Mozilla Technologies Course" is a three-month blended learning course organized by the Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla Europe and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid Spain). The course starts July 1st 2009 and will finish October 15th. Most of the course is on-line and can be followed by followed by students using telematic tools (web, mailing lists, wikis, IRC, etc.). A one-week on-site sprint at on of the campus of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from July 13th to July 17th is included in this course.

SITIS Marrakech 2009

IFIP TC 2 WG 2.13 Call for Papers

The focus of this track is on new software engineering method for Open Source Software development in distributed and large scaled environments, strategies for promoting, adopting, using Open Source Solutions and case studies or success stories in specific domains.

Important Dates

* Paper Submission - 6/30
* Acceptance/Reject notification - 8/15
* Camera ready - 9/1
* Author registration due date - 9/1

Humanitarian FOSS

The Humanitarian FOSS Project is a collaborative, community-building project that was started by a group of computing faculty and open source proponents at Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Connecticut College. Their goal is to build a community of academic computing departments, IT corporations, and local and global humanitarian and community organizations dedicated to building and using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to benefit humanity.

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2020 FLOSS Roadmap

The 2020 FLOSS Roadmap is an international effort to produce and maintain a prospective vision of Free / Libre / Open Source Software achievements, challenges and issues. The 2008 printable version can be downloaded from the site.

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SQO-OSS

SQO-OSS is a consortium of leading European Open Source projects, consultants and research institutions from Greece, the UK, Germany and Sweden that is developing a comprehensive suite of software quality assessment tools. These tools will enable the objective analysis and benchmarking of Open Source software.

Project Goals
SQO-OSS aims to assist European software developers in improving the quality of their code, and to remove one of the key barriers to entry for Open Source software by providing scientific proof of its quality.

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CALIBRE

CALIBRE aims to coordinate te study of the characteristics of open source software projects, products and processes, distributed development, and agile methods.

Integrating and coordinating these research activities to adress key objectives for open platforms, such as transferring lessons derived from open source software development to conventional development and agile methods, and vice versa.

The key goals of CALIBRE are :

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FLOSSworld

The FLOSSWorld project aims to strengthen Europe's leadership in research into FLOSS and open standards, building a global constituency with partners from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, India, Malaysia and South Africa.

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