Managing the Complexity of the Open Source Infrastructure

Mancoosi is a European research project in the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. The project is situated in the FP7 theme Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures, Objective 2007.1.2 Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering. The project has started February 1st, 2008, and will have a duration of 3 years.


EDOS - Environment for the development and Distribution of Open Source software

The EDOS project aims to study and solve problems associated with the production, management and distribution of open source software packages.

Software packages are files in the RPM or Debian packaging format that contain executable programs or libraries, their files, along with metadata describing what's in the package and what conditions are needed to use it.



QUALOSS studies QUALity in Open Source Software

QUALOSS plans to mostly automate the quality measurement of open source software. The QUALOSS platform uses tools to analyse two types of data: source code and project-repository information. Thanks to the tooled-method of QUALOSS, it will be possible to assess the quality of open source projects quantitatively, objectively and rapidly.


CFP: HICSS-43 Minitrack on Open Movements: FLOSS, Open Contents and Open Communities

Track: Internet and the Digital Economy
Minitrack: Open Movements: FLOSS, Open Contents and Open Communities

We seek papers for a mini-track on Open Movement phenomena, such as:
* Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)
* Open Contents (OC)
* Open Access Publishing (OA)
* Open Communities (OComm)

Oekonux Conference: Free Software and Beyond The World of Peer Production

Project Oekonux researches the economical, political and social forms of Free Software and similar forms of production we collectively call peer production. In Project Oekonux, different people with different reasons and different approaches get together to build something new. A lot of participants want to know, whether and if so, how, the peer production can serve as a basis for a new society.

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A bibliography and links to FLOSS workshops and journal special issues is available from


Emerging Trends in Free/Libre/Open Source Software Research and Development

The 2nd Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development Workshop will have as an overarching theme "How to close the gap between Software Engineering and FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) Development", and will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss what knowledge software engineering experts can provide to the wider FLOSS communities.

Organizers: Andrea Capiluppi and Gregorio Robles
Deadline: January 26
Meeting Date: May 18, 2009

Workshop Theme




A Joint Workshop of:

QACOS: Quality and Architectural Concerns in Open Source Software
OSSPL: Open Source Software and Product Lines

Workshop website:

in conjunction with the International Conference on Open Source Systems 2009
Skövde, Sweden, 3-6 June, 2009
The workshop will be organised June 6, 2009.

Paper submission (deadline): 24 February 2009.



The First International Workshop on Building Sustainable Open Source
Communities (OSCOMM 2009 in conjunction
with OSS 2009
Skovde, Sweden, June 6, 2009

Intention to submit: February 15, 2009
Paper submission (deadline): February 22, 2009.

Open source software is gaining momentum in several forms. In addition to
the huge increase in the number of open source projects started and the
remarkable rise of FLOSS adoption by companies, new models of participation

CFP: 4th Annual WPoDaSD workshop at OSS 2009

WoPDaSD 2009: 4th Workshop on Public Data about Software Development

4th edition of the WoPDaSD, co-located with the OSS 2009 Conference
June 6th, 2009, Skövde, Sweden