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>Subject: Open Source and Sustainability 2006: call for papers
>Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 09:46:12 +0000
>From: Randy Metcalfe <randolph.metcalfe@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
>To: open_source_sustainability_2006@maillist.ox.ac.uk
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>*Open Source and Sustainability 2006: call for papers*
>deadline: 30 January 2006
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>Open source has proved itself as a development and distribution model
>that can deliver software which is functional, efficient, innovative,
>and cost-effective. What is the long-term future? What is the best model
>for sustainability? Do different models succeed equally well?
>
>This conference will look at open source sustainability from the point
>of view of
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>* *strategic funding bodies* seeking to maximise their investment
>through open source development
>* *universities and colleges* entangling their infrastructure and
>pedagogical environments with open source software
>* *software development projects* seeking to perpetuate themselves
>through building communities
>* *businesses* basing their sustainability on an open source business model
>
>The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary talks and 3 parallel
>workshops.
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>Parallel sessions will each be one hour in length. They may consist of a
>workshop, a case study, a research report, a set of 3 presentations on a
>single theme, a panel discussion, as well as other options.
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>Submissions should be sent by 30th January 2006 to info@oss-watch.ac.uk
>with the following information:
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>    1. Your name, address and contact details
>    2. Title for your talk
>    3. Description of your proposed talk - no more than 300 words please!
>    4. Explanation of how your proposed talk would appeal to one of the
>key perspectives for the conference
>           * strategic funding bodies
>           * universities and colleges
>           * software development projects
>           * businesses
>    5. Type of presentation: will be a workshop, case study, short talk
>(which could be included with other short talks on a similar theme), set
>of 3 20-minute talks (the set of talks should all be included in the
>same submission), panel discussion, debate, etc.
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>Papers will be reviewed by a programme committee.
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>Those with submissions accepted will receive a 10% discount on their
>registration fee for the conference.
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>Conference Date: 10-12 April 2006
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>Conference Location: Said Business School, Oxford, UK
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>Conference website: http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/events/2006-04-10-12/
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>To stay informed about the conference, including the call for papers and
>when bookings open, please complete the expression of interest form
>http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/events/2006-04-10-12/interest.xsp
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> -- Randy Metcalfe OSS Watch
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