Monthly archives: September 2008

Linux 2008 Conference – Manchester 07/11/08 to 09/11/08

Friday 7th (tutorials), Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November Conference

Venue: The Manchester Conference Centre, The University of Manchester, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

Call For Papers

Linux 2008 will take place at the Manchester Conference Centre from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November. The conference will follow a similar pattern to that of previous years, with a choice of two conference streams. We also plan to organise some tutorials on Friday 7th November.

We invite speakers on all aspects of Linux development. The programme will cover a variety of subjects, including kernel and desktop development, tools, applications, networking and security. Any topic likely to be of interest to Linux developers and enthusiasts will be considered.


Abstracts for the main conference or tutorial programme should be accompanied by a short biography, and, ideally, should be about 250-500 words long. Final papers should normally last about 45 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions and answers. If you need more time for your presentation, please tell us when you submit your abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted to the conference organisers electronically via the web site.

We shall acknowledge all submissions.

Significant Dates

Closing date for abstracts — 18 August 2008
Accepted authors notified by — 1 September 2008
Final papers due by — 20 October 2008

Particular queries should be sent either to the UKUUG office, or to the
Linux2008 programme committee,

Sponsors & Exhibitors

To keep the conference fees low, we are seeking event sponsors and exhibitors. For further information about sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending the event please contact the UKUUG office.

UKUUG Secretariat
PO Box 37
Herts SG9 9UQ
Tel: 01763 273475
Fax: 01763 273255

Pro Bono IT for the voluntary sector – All about the iT4Communities service – London 25/09/08

John Davies, Programme Director of iT4Communities talk will include discussion about the iT4C core system, based on open source since 2002.

See  for full information.

Venue:  UCL, Cruciform Building (Lecture Theatre 2), Gower Street, London WC1E 6AE

Time:  7:00 p.m (should finish at approx. 8:30 p.m.)

Association for Survey Computing (ASC) / Market Research Society (MRS) Open Source Technology – London 23/09/08

The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) are supporting an event on 23rd September 2008 starting around 1800 hours with Association for Survey Computing (ASC) and Market Research Society (MRS) considering the use of Open Source in the survey process.

This event will be a discussion and debate about Open Source Software in a ‘Question Time’ format with a panel of 4 informed members (from the Survey industry + OSSG). Drinks and a buffet will be provided.

Venue: The Old Doctor Butler’s Head, 2 Mason’s Avenue, City of London, EC2V 5BT

To book a place to attend this event (free to OSSG members) please email your name to the ASC administrator as places are limited.

Further details can be found at the MRS site here: and at the Asc site here: