The 5th International Conference on Open Source Systems – Skövde, Sweden 3-6/06/09

Over the past decade, the Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon has had a global impact on the way organisations and individuals create, distribute, acquire and use software and software-based services. OSS has challenged the conventional wisdom of the software engineering and software business communities, has been instrumental for educators and researchers, and has become an important aspect of e-government and information society initiatives. OSS is a complex phenomenon and requires a interdisciplinary understanding of its engineering, technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.

The goal of OSS 2009 is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry and public administration can come together to share research findings and practical experiences. The conference is also meant to provide information and education to practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer

Conference Overview

The organizers are happy to announce the keynote speakers for the conference:
Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation; and Brian Behlendorf, founder of the Apache Software Foundation and of CollabNet.

The conference includes presentations of research papers, panels, and a poster session featuring accepted academic and industry posters.

In addition to the main OSS 2009 program, there will be a PhD consortium, workshops, and a number of formal and informal meetings. At breakfast on June 4th there will be a networking event “Women@OSS breakfast”, and at breakfast on June 5th there will be a networking event for Nordic researchers, “Nordic@OSS breakfast”.

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