Community: The Open Source WeekendDec 24, 2002, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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On January 25 and 26, 2003, a coalition of computer professionals, students, and volunteers will host an Open Source Weekend in Ottawa, Canada. The events will be spread across the city and throughout the weekend to showcase the dynamic world of open source software (sometimes called "Free Software").
Saturday, January 25
This day will feature a number of events at two locations: the campuses of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
Carleton University --- 10A.M. to 6P.M. The activities presented by the Carleton Computer Science Society will feature:
University of Ottawa --- 10A.M. to 6P.M.
Brought to you by U of O\\\'s Computer Science Students\\\' Association, the activities here will include:
Sunday, January 26
The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group (OCLUG) presents the second annual Business of Open Source Software (BOSS) conference. BOSS is a forum for the presentation and discussion of the use of open source software in the world of business.
The Business of Open Source Software Conference --- 11A.M. to 5P.M.
The day will begin with a demonstration of a working, networked office environment using the Linux operating system and some of its most successful software, such as the Apache webserver, and the OpenOffice.org office suite. It will also show Linux in a mixed computing environment with other operating systems. This will be a hands--on activity.
The afternoon brings the conference proper. BOSS' keynote speaker will be:
Then, Mr. Fink will join a discussion panel comprising IT and business leaders from the Ottawa region and beyond:
The Open Source Weekend is organized by volunteers from
The organizers of the Open Source Weekend gratefully acknowledge the support of
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