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eLiberatica is the biggest independent Open Source and Free Software conference taking place in Romania. The event was initiated by a group of IT enthusiasts (ROSI) that evolved now in an on growing community formatted around the event (The eLiberatica Community).


The goal of the event is to develop and sustain a healthy Free Software, Open Source and Digital Civil Society movement, and to promote Free/Libre/Open-Source Software (FLOSS) business models in Romania and Eastern Europe.

Presentations and activities at the event are meant to help both local and international participants share ideas and experience about these concepts and movements.

THE BEGINING - eLiberatica 2007

The first iteration of this event (held on 18th-19th May 2007 at Braşov, Romania) was unique in that it brought some of the most recognized world leaders in Open Source and Free Software to Romania.

Participants including legal scholars, national offices of multinational computing giants (like IBM, Red Hat and Sun), strong national companies (like BitDefender and BitSoftware), businessmen, students, the media, people from Romanian institutes of higher learning and working developers.

SECONT EDITION - eLiberatica 2008

The second edition of eLiberatica took place in Bucharest, on 30th-31st May 2008 and surpassed the success of the first. This time 28 international and local speakers presented at eLiberatica in front of around 400 people. The Government of Romania sent representatives for the first time. And a European Union delegate presented to an Open Source event in the Romania, also for the first time. Many of the big IT players participated in the conference by sponsoring and sending delegates, including IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Mozilla, Google, RedHat, O'Reilly, Gartner, Dell, HP, Ubuntu, OpenOffice, FSF Europe and more.

THIRD EDITION - eLiberatica 2009

The third edition of eLiberatica took place at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, on 22nd - 23rd 2009. Despite the harsh financial times, eLiberatica made a stand again – 400 confirmed participants, 5 inside conference events and over 40 speakers. This was the first time when the conference hosted Romanian FLOSS Community booths. As usual, high profile speakers, local and international organizations and massive participation of young attendees and community members, made this third edition probably the most popular one.


The event was initiated and managed by Lucian Savluc with the extraordinary support and co-chair provided by Zak Greant and backed up by some other international and local FLOSS advocates.

We wish to officially recognize here the whole merit Agora Media and especially Mr. Romulus Maier and his team offered by organizing and partnership in the first three editions.


"At the beginning were the enthusiasts; we didn't know exactly how it would end or where it was going to lead. Now, after three editions and four years of work we can say that eLiberatica exceeded all expectations. In the meantime, we learned a lot, the event matured and an entire community started to evolve around it. We believe the conference has been a great thing for Open Source in general and for Eastern Europe IT in particular. Now we have a duty to continue it. There are so many people believing in it. The young generation, business people, and, ultimately, Civic Society should benefit for all the knowledge the conference is spreading."
Lucian Savluc - eLiberatica Chair

FOURTH EDITION - eLiberatica 2013

We are thinking of organizing a fourth edition of eLiberatica. Since eLiberatica is a complex and big event, we have to find resources and partners to set it up. For partnership opportunities, please contact us.

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More articles about how eLiberatica started: The birth of ROSI Group | Agora Media – the official ROSI partner for eLiberatica | eLiberatica 2007 keynote speech.


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Lucian Savluc, Conference Coordinator - email address - Conference Chair

  I don't remember when I was at a conference last time where I, as a speaker, got the feeling that we (the speakers) had actually accomplished something as good.  
Michael (Monty) Widenius
Chief Technical Officer:
  eLiberatica is a remarkable event and conference. Few such events allow you the opportunity to form lasting connections with government, business, students, and few succeed as well as eLiberatica at conferring a sense of friendly and productive camaraderie.
How did Lucian and his team do this? Through some excellent organization, through obvious dedication, and by, most importantly, gathering together a group of people whose interests and desires for FOSS were complementary.
I will surely make it a conference to attend next year!
Louis Suarez-Potts
Community Manager and Chair of the Community Council
OpenOffice.org / Sun Microsystems, Inc
  For me, eLiberatica was a terrific chance to meet the very diverse software community in Romania - from passionate Open Source advocates, to leaders of local software companies, to students and other end-users excited about what Open Source and Free Software could accomplish.
I hope we see more conferences like this in the future!
Brian Behlendorf
Free Software and Open Source Advocate:
Apache Software Foundation,
Mozilla Foundation
  eLiberatica is on my list of best conferences : well organized by a dedicated team of volunteers, with interesting participants and program, and located in a fascinating country with great hospitality.  
Georg C. F. Greve
Free Software Foundation Europe
  I had a blast in Romania! The country is beautiful, the conference organizers were very friendly and it was a joy to spend time with the event participants who were so enthusiastic to be taking part in such an important initiative.  
Jim Willis
(former) Director of eGovernment:
Rhode Island, US
  I had the good fortune to speak at eLiberatica and my decision to attend is one of the very few truly excellent decisions I have ever made.
I had a fantastic time and was able to speak to many people regarding the state of Free Software in Romania. The attendees were unanimously warm and welcoming, and everyone I met had a real interest in seeing Free Software succeed in their country.
eLiberatica is now on my "must attend" list as a conference that's not only fun and informative, but one that sits on the front lines of the Free Software revolution.
Come and be convinced.
Kurt von Finck
Senior Ubuntu Systems Analyst:
Canonical Ltd.