14 May 2007
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Organizers & Sponsors
eLiberatica Conference is raised to its high standards with the support of these generous sponsors. The conference organizers would like to thank all of its sponsors for their support. Please extend your appreciation for their effort in making the conference possible.
International/local companies, organizations or individuals, please contact:
Lucian Savluc, eLiberatica/ROSI coordinator
Your contribution to the event is highly appreciated and will definitely be a great asset to your marketing efforts.
Aplix www.aplix.org | www.firebirdsql.ro
Aplix is a Romanian owned company exclusively based on production of ERP client/server solutions
and development software. With a high level of technological experience in client /server solutions,
Aplix is involved in making design products as well as in making complex process oriented software
Avitech | Since its launch in 1999, AVITECH's business profile has substantially expanded from a single video projectors deliveries division to four autonomous business lines of distribution, integrated systems, equipment rentals and digital signage.
AVITECH's new divisions have been ISO 9001 certified early in 2002.
AVITECH has grown nationally by providing brand new technologies together with leadership in the integrated systems industry. During the last seven years, the company has been organized in order to supply customized and integrated services in specific areas like security systems, videoconference networks and digital signage.
AVITECH is also a quality trademark in pro audio systems, audio video solutions, smart house equipment and Building Management Systems (BMS).
BIT Software | BIT Software was established in 1993 having as main activity the development and implementation of ERP/CRM systems.
In 1994, BIT Software started the development of the ERP Socrate+, system that was successfully implemented until now to more than 150 companies in Romania. Starting with 2004, the company moved to open source technologies, launching on the Romanian market in June 2006, the ERP Socrateopen, powered by Compiere.
Socrateopen is the first open source system in Romania which integrates ERP, CRM, SCM and BI functionality.
IBS - Intelligent Building Solutions | IBS - Intelligent Building Solutions offers complete solutions for building automation services.
X10 & CAN hardware equipments for smart houses Software necessary for the controlling and monitoring of the smart houses. Link with OS IBS opens the source of its main application for controlling and monitoring of the smart houses. More than that, IBS now offers the hardware design for their products in Open Source system.
Vision on OS
"The open source phenomenon can be seen in many different ways: fight against corporate, sincerity, gratuity or even pride. Every company or private person has different reasons to open its source code. But the result is always the same: a better product. A product that is reviewed and discussed by many, which can be analyzed, commented and enhanced by everybody cannot go other way than becoming better.
I do not want to say that the best products today on the market are open sourced. I just say that some of the excellent open source products that you can see on the market today would be definitely worse if they would be closed, protected source.
A smarthouse needs hardware and software and, because the hardware is not easy to modify, the software is the one to make the difference: easy extension and configuration should be thought at the very base level of the software architecture. And if the user can make its own configurations and extensions, the results will be even better.
By opening the source code of our application we give to our collaborators, and to everybody else, the possibility to understand better the functionality, to build new user interfaces and scripts or even to implement new drivers for new hardware devices or communication protocols specific to smarthouse industry". (Eugen Rotariu, IBS General Manager)
Sun Microsystems | Sun Microsystems provides network computing infrastructure solutions that include computer systems, software, storage, and services. Its core brands include the Java technology platform, the Solaris operating system, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor.
By investing in research and development Sun creates products and services that address the complex issues that customers face today, including increasing demands for network access, bandwidth and storage being driven by explosive growth in network participation and sharing.
Sun's network computing infrastructure solutions are used in a wide range of industries including technical/scientific, business, engineering, telecommunications etc. Environmental Stewardship
Every day, dozens of companies benefit from Sun's environmental stewardship and eco responsible solutions that offer high performance and lower power, cooling, and space requirements.
In April, 2007, Fortune Magazine proclaimed Sun Microsystems "the greenest computer company under the Sun."
Our Vision, Mission and Cause Since 1982, we have maintained that the network is the computer. Our vision is to see everyone and everything participating on the network. Our mission is to create technologies and fuel communities that enable sharing and participation. Our Cause is to eliminate the digital divide.
Eliminating the digital divide allows everyone to take part in opportunities and contribute to solutions regardless of their geographic location or economic situation.
We invest in research and development to create products and services that provide competitive differentiation for our customers and for developers adopting our technology. We integrate software, storage, services and systems and we believe volume drives value. We share technology in order to grow our communities, increase participation and build new markets.
nuxeo | Nuxeo is the leader of open source ECM and the creator of Nuxeo 5, the open source, standards-based ECM platform.
Nuxeo creates and delivers innovative software for Enterprise Content Management. As a credible alternative to pricey proprietary monolithic ECM software stacks, Nuxeo 5 (ex-CPS) offers a comprehensive, robust, componentized and innovative ECM platform that can be used to imagine and deploy large-scale ECM applications (from a website or corporate intranet to a strong document management application or collaborative platform). Nuxeo combines the best of the open source development model with a traditional support and service approach to make open source a safe choice for the enterprise. This includes the innovative concepts, royalty-free software, transparent development and active community inherent in open source and the accountability and professional support services expected of a traditional software vendor.
Zitec | Zitec is a Romanian based company providing IT Oursourcing & Software Solutions for US, Canadian, Danish, Romanian & other markets.
Developed solutions target medical, financial, IT sectors.
Zitec is the only Zend - The PHP Company representative for Romania.
Zitec own products:
Get to know Zitec on http://www.zitec.com
The Mozilla Foundation | Founded in July 2003, Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for lots of developers and innovators and their mission is preserving choice and promoting innovation on the Internet. The Mozilla Foundation is providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the Mozilla open-source software project; its headquarters are located in Mountain View, California. The most known application developed under Mozilla Foundation is the Mozilla Firefox browser, which as of July 2006 has fulfilled 200 millions of downloads. More information about Mozilla Foundation you can find on www.mozilla.org.
MySQL | Founded in 1995 by David Axmark, Allan Larsson, and Michael "Monty" Widenius, MySQL AB is now one of the largest open source companies with over 300 staff members distributed across 25 countries. The company is the inventor, main developer and copyright holder of MySQL, the most popular Open Source RDBMS (relational database management system).
MySQL is an early innovator in the industry, moving away from a proprietary business model in the early days of the company to a hybrid Open Source model that is based primarily on selling support, service and proprietary or custom license agreements for the database.
Canonical / Ubuntu | Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source and free software projects, and to providing tools and support to the FLOSS community. It is headquartered in the Isle of Man, and employs staff around the world, along with their main offices in London and support office in Montreal.
Team members include leaders from the GNOME, Linux, Debian and Arch open source projects, helping Canonical to stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing open source software world.
Ubuntu, sponsored by Canonical, is a widely used Linux distribution predominantly targeted at personal computers. Based on Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu concentrates on usability, regular releases, ease of installation, and freedom from legal restrictions.
eZ systems | eZ systems is the creator of eZ Publish, an Open Source Enterprise Content Management System. With an enterprise Open Source business model, we combine enterprise software with Open Source code and total product responsibility. This combination makes it possible to combine the openness and sharing of the eZ philosophy with a sustainable business model. eZ systems was founded in 1999. The eZ philosophy of openess and information sharing is still the basic guideline for the company, employees and products. Today the company consists of 80 open-minded and talented experts from different nationalities, and has offices in Norway, Ukraine, France, Canada and Germany.
Foo Associates | Foo Associates is small strategic consulting firm whose mission is to help organizations develop sustainable, humanist competitive advantages.
Navarik Corp., based in Vancouver, Canada, is the leading SaaS provider for the worldwide maritime shipping industry.
For over six years, Navarik has been using open standards and Open Source software and tools to build, run, and maintain our web-based IT systems that help major global customers solve their problems in collecting, using, and sharing their critical business information.
In the process, we are applying some of the major changes that are taking place on the public web to modernize enterprise IT systems and business processes.
CreditsBelow you will find those who have contributed and/or are contributing to the eLiberatica project. Some of them are ROSI members, some not. The common things they share are the willingness to embrace progressive ideas, an open mind and a big heart.
We wish to thank them all!
Click an image to find details about the person listed.
In alphabetical order:
<Adrian Florea> Braşov, Romania. Adrian works as a Java programmer for a major U.S. company. Most applications he works on are n-tiered Pharmaceutical Laboratory Information Management Systems based on Oracle database and rich Swing/SWT clients. Nowadays, when people ask him what he does for a living he usually limits his response to "I work with computers". Close enough. When he's not working, he's quite busy with daydreaming and a wondering "What if..." (Aren't we all ?).
<Adriana Nan> Braşov, Romania. Adriana just finished her computer science studies at the University of Braşov, and is preparing for her masters degree in Algorithms and Software Products. In her free time she likes to travel, and shoot pictures.
<Alex Brie> Bucharest, Romania. Alex has a strong Computer Science background with a master's degree in algorithms from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and a bachelor in AI and computer vision. What he likes best is, however, building prototypes for novel startup ideas. And blogging, let's not forget blogging; his primary occupation and the most fun one.
<Alexandru Lăpuşan> Bucharest, Romania. Alexandru is Zitec (a Romanian software development company) owner and CEO. A little bit over allocated to many independent projects - mainly with his company and The Alpinet Project (alpinet.org) – he is trying to make best use of OS technologies, and give something in return to the community whenever that is possible.
<Andrei Bocan> Paris, France. Andrei is a programmer with over 4 years of experience in open source field. He is the project initiator and coordinator for Design Plus Romania.
<Andrei Maxim> Bucharest, Romania. Andrei Maxim is a student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Spiru Haret University and a Microsoft Student Partner. For him, information is a universal right, not a rare privilege. He enjoys being called a ".NET/Ruby uchideshi".
<Aurelian Oancea> Bucharest, Romania. Full time software developer with Twodecode.
At home: Open-source supporter, contributor and project leader.
His status: Regain Productivity (was: Spring Asthenia).
<Bogomil Shopov> Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently, Bogo is the Head of Development of Partner 24, Bulgaria, an open source consultant at Open Ideas Company Ltd., a dedicated supporter of OS/FS, and part of the organizing committee for WebTech (Web Technology Conference). He is frequently invited to speak about PHP, Open Source / Open Standards and MySQL at local and international IT events.
Since the very beginning he believed in bringing closer the OS/FS communities from Romania and Bulgaria. He supported and promoted eLiberatica with each opportunity he had, including the latest OpenFest conference held in Ruse, Bulgaria.
<Carmen Holotescu> Timişoara, Romania. An enthusiastic teacher, manager and blogger, interested in eLearning and FLOSS applicability in Education and Business.
<Carmen Moise> Braşov, Romania. Carmen is a website integrator for a French company even though as a teenager she believed that there's no cooler job than dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Actually, sometimes she still believes this. She loves to travel (yeah, who doesn't) and Venetia has a special place in her heart.
<Daniel Tudor> Bucharest, Romania. "Every day is a new challenge" for the youngest representative of Agora Media and promoter of eLiberatica. Daniel is studying cybernetics in the Academy of Economical Studies from Bucarest, he loves sports and he likes to travel. The connection between cybernetics, sales and open source? He is opened to any source of professional and intellectual development. And he knows to sell himself very well...
<Dave MacLeod> Vancouver, Canada. Dave MacLeod received his Computer Science degree from Dalhousie University in 2005. Afterwards he turned to genetics research where he published on prokaryotic evolution. He is currently studying to become an engineer with specialties in mechanics and electronics. He is a long time advocate of open source and free software.
<Dan Mutescu> Iasi, Romania. Dan Mutescu has an experience of more than six years in open source. He organized several conferences (Linux FEST I, II and III) and developed projects regarding FLOSS.
He is currently studying at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering, Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi, Romania.
<Felix Enescu> Bucharest, Romania. Felix is sure that Romania will become a regional hub for IT. He is CIO of one of the biggest group of companies in Romania (US$2.34 billion turnover in 2005 with presence in 12 countries). His personal quest is to help Romania to expand regionally.
<Filip Cherecheş-Tosa> Oradea, Romania. Filip is deeply involved in every aspect of his small web development company, Exigo. He's also one of the authors of the 4th edition book on Ajax (AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications). For relaxation, he hangs out with his friends and enjoys traveling and mountain hiking.
<Gabriela Bartic> Bucharest, Romania. ...or what's she got to do with it? This temporary association with FLOSS is a novelty for her, as well. eLiberatica is the beginning of a sketch in which a Sociology and Political Science graduate, with a master of arts in Social Psychology, talks about PHP, knows the origins of the MySQL term, and that My is sister to Max, that Ubuntu is not only a humanist theory. These all are good reasons for her friends, to whom she usually spoke about literature and movies, to envy her for such a fabulous language improvement. Blog: http://gabi-ba.blogspot.com/
<Gabriel Radic> Paris, France. Gabriel is so busy with his full time job (user experience professional), the freelance projects, the community web sites, his blog, his wife and their two year old son, that he doesn't have the time to write a proper description. He thinks he's funny, but that's absurd.
<Ionuţ Popa> Buzău, Romania. Ionuţ is working like a front end web application developer for Sparktech. He loves his work and believes that a day will come when he will be an important web player.
<Jennifer Zickerman> Vancouver, Canada. Jen is a technical writer and editor who live in Vancouver, Canada. She worked extensively and almost exclusively with companies that are developing open-source software and promote open standards.
<Laurenţiu Buzdugan> Detroit, USA. Laurenţiu started to use Slackware Linux 11 years ago. He is volunteering for GNU Translation Project, KDE and GNOME. He lives in U.S. and truly believes in Open Source and Free Software ideals. Long live "./configure && make && make install"!
<Laurenţiu Fogoroş> Braşov, Romania. Laurenţiu is a programmer with a wide and extensive experience in web technologies. He works in the same time for a variety of projects following his personal philosophy of "bring it on" ;)
<Leontin Bîrsan> Braşov, Romania. Leontin is by definition a computer geek. His expertise ranges from programming to network administration. In his free time... oops! There is no such thing as "free time" for him...
<Lucian Savluc> Vancouver, Canada. Lucian is the initiator and coordinator for the ROSI group and eLiberatica. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, and works as a software engineer specialized in user interface design, usability and data architecture. Between FLOSS/eLiberatica/ROSI and his job, he likes to spend the small amount of remaining free time with his family and sometimes for his hobbies (architecture, photography, literature, movies).
<Mihai Bucuroiu> Bucharest, Romania. Mihai has been in the sales since 1995, when such an activity was almost about pioneering. He joined Agora Media by the beginning of 2001 and still tries to sell sand in Sahara and ice at the North Pole. Once he achieves that, he will probably give up selling. To accomplish this goal, he's under guidance from a mentor of 10 years who somehow managed to lease to his classmates the ice strip in the school's backyard, where the lads used to glide during breaks. He now promotes eLiberatica on the Romanian market. He likes to travel and fish. Like fishermen.
<Mircea Drăgoi> Târgu-Mureş, Romania. Mircea started his designer career as an illustrator for the IT's industry much awarded PC Magazine - the Romanian edition. Since then, he's worked across many design fields, including web design, branding and photography. Mircea has founded in 2003 his own company, Epix Design, a small but ambitious creative agency providing innovative and professional graphic design services for many international clients. You'll be surprised to discover among them names like Expedia.co.uk, or Genesys.com.
Outside of work (if there's such a thing), he likes to drive his car as far as possible and, of course, to play with his 2 years old son, a wonderful boy whose childhood books will be illustrated by his father!
<Mircea Sârbu> Târgu-Mureş, Romania. Mircea is a programmer who edited IT magazines for 10 years. Right now he is spending his time between the two professions: editing programs and programming magazines. In the rest of the time, he is fixing programs and debugging magazines. He reads books and writes articles although he would like it to be the other way around.
<Raluca Borca> Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Raluca graduated in 2006 from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Computer Science Department. In the same year, she started her PhD studies at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, having as main research interests content based information retrieval, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
<Remus Cazacu> Braşov, Romania. Remus is an entrepreneur which started in 1990 in the IT field, at the beginning selling hardware and networking, and from 1994 he was dedicated to the ERP/CRM software development and implementation. In 2004, he begins to reorient the company BIT Software towards open source technologies. His free time is dedicated to the family and to his friends and he likes judo and the dogs.
<Roberto Gerola> Rovereto, Italia. Roberto has a bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering, a professional license in Engineering and is a member of PMI and IEEE. He has a strong technical background in Open Source, with many years of experience in software development with many languages, system and database administration on Linux platform and consulting work. He is working currently for his company which he founded in 2001. He also developed the Drupal module (Localizer - a module that provides support for multilingual content support) that is implemented in eLiberatica website.
<Romulus Maier> Bucharest, Romania. Romulus studied electrotechnics and achieved an EMBA degree. Since 1990 he become publisher and now is partner and manager of Agora Media, one of the most important publishing houses in Romania specialized on IT&C and business.
<Sabin Corneliu Buraga> Iaşi, Romania. Sabin achieved the title of Doctor in Information Sciences (Cum Laude) at "A.I.Cuza" University of Iasi. Some of his fields of interest and experience domains are Web technologies distributed computing, and human-computer interaction. He tries to balance technical "pleasures" with artistic "difficulties", in the large frame of open source initiatives.
<Ştefan Petre> Braşov, Romania. Ştefan studied the economy in high school and university and started to deal with computers every day. He studied web marketing and design. Later he needed a PHP programmer and since he found none suitable for his projects he decided to study himself. After he achieved a competitive level he stepped in usability, studying more the design. He loves computers but if the power is off he likes to shot photos.
<Tiberiu Turbureanu> Bucharest, Romania. Tiberiu studies Computer Science at the "Politehnica" University of Bucharest. He's working as volunteer/ coordinator in some FLOSS and improvement of education through practice related projects, loves team-working and helping people reveal their true potential. He strongly believes in the power of community and always seeks for meeting open-minded people. His hobbies are metal rock, philosophy, sports, traveling, movies and strategy computer games.
<Traian Anghel> Brăila, Romania. Traian is a high school teacher from Braila, Romania. Although he hasn't forgotten his first love (physics), he is passionate of Web technologies, also publishing a few books in this domain. He dedicates his free time to his family.
<Yovko Lambrev> Sofia, Bulgaria. Yovko Lambrev is a computer engineer, IT architect and security consultant, heavy open source believer, photographer, independent software developer and a fan of rock, jazz and pop music. As many of us, he shot its first photo using a Smena-8 camera and now he considers himself, with modesty, a "semi-professional" photographer, even if his portfolio impress in both IT and photography areas.
In the past, he worked for big enterprises and multi-national companies such as HVB-HebrosBank and Siemens. Currently he is IT Architect at IBM Global Services (the consulting part of the Big Blue Giant).
But what should be a special mention regarding Yovko is that he's the main coordinator for the OpenFest events in Bulgaria, starting with 2003. His experience was a huge gain for eLiberatica
<Zak Greant> Vancouver, Canada. Surprisingly, Zak is the same person whether his business card says Mozilla Foundation or Executive Director for eZ Systems, North America. Among other things, he is also an associate member of Free Software Foundation and the author of some very popular PHP/MySQL books, published by O'Reilly. In fact, in all these aspects, Zak is an advocate and an evangelist - sometimes official like when he advocated MySQL - for Open Source and Free Software ideals.
Special attention should be paid to the fact that Zak was - since the very beginning - helping and participating on ROSI and eLiberatica organization. Probably, without him, eLiberatica would have few chances to succeed.
Promoters & Media Partners
Many Organizations, communities, groups and individuals are promoting and sustaining eLiberatica and ROSI initiative.
You too can help us spread the ideals of Open Source and Free Software.
More details under "Media Center" section.