The Conference Objectives:
To reveal the general Open Source and Free Software concepts,
the differences between the two trends and the types of licenses used in this area.
To demonstrate that Open Source and Free Software is a valid replacement or complement to proprietary software.
To present the possibilities to use and
develop Open Source and Free Software in Romania.
To present various business models based on OS/FS and
the way they can be implemented by Romanian entrepreneurs.
To help local and national governments understand how FLOSS is a viable and
strong option for their IT needs.
To help strengthen the Romanian FLOSS community and
increase it's ties to the global FLOSS community.
Open Source and Free Software:
meaning, philosophy, past, present and future.
OS/FS license models and related legal aspects.
Business models based on OS/FS.
How using and developing OS/FS can turn
into a successful business.
Freedom of choice; FLOSS mainstream and democracy information.
How to achieve professional reputation contributing to OS/FS projects.
OS/FS alternative for companies and regular users.
Examples of OS/FS applications that can successfully
replace the proprietary software: operating systems,
office software, CMS, web servers, web applications,
project administration, etc.
The FLOSS influence in the new IT trends:
the need of standardization, building social
communities on web, etc.
Creating a FLOSS movement in Romania is the initiative
of a group of Romanian computer professionals, living
within the country and abroad, supported by FLOSS domain
experts from North America (more details under "Credits" section).