Miniconfs/Free The Cloud!

From LCA2010

< Miniconfs(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Submitting a Presentation Proposal: convert email to link)
Current revision (13:48, 14 October 2010) (edit) (undo)
(link to the 2011 edition of the miniconf)
 
(One intermediate revision not shown.)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
This Miniconf unfortunately had to be cancelled for LCA2010 but it is coming to LCA2011!
 +
 +
http://lca2011.linux.org.au/wiki/Miniconfs/FreedomInTheCloudMiniconf
 +
 +
==Abstract==
==Abstract==
Personal computers are giving way to netbooks and mobile devices. The browser has become the main UI for end-user applications. Enterprises are moving from data centres to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and hosted solutions. As computing ascends into the cloud, what will be the role of Free and Open Source software? And how will we preserve the hard-won advantages FLOSS provides? In this miniconf, we will discuss the theoretical and practical frameworks for freedom in the cloud; review the use of FLOSS and Open Content for consumer protection and to avoid business lock-in; and survey the Free Software that is providing an alternative to proprietary Web sites and cloud services.
Personal computers are giving way to netbooks and mobile devices. The browser has become the main UI for end-user applications. Enterprises are moving from data centres to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and hosted solutions. As computing ascends into the cloud, what will be the role of Free and Open Source software? And how will we preserve the hard-won advantages FLOSS provides? In this miniconf, we will discuss the theoretical and practical frameworks for freedom in the cloud; review the use of FLOSS and Open Content for consumer protection and to avoid business lock-in; and survey the Free Software that is providing an alternative to proprietary Web sites and cloud services.
Line 4: Line 9:
==Submitting a Presentation Proposal==
==Submitting a Presentation Proposal==
Email: [mailto:proposals@cloud.geek.nz proposals@cloud.geek.nz]
Email: [mailto:proposals@cloud.geek.nz proposals@cloud.geek.nz]
-
 
-
==Website==
 
-
For more information, see the [http://freethecloud.net Miniconf website].
 

Current revision

This Miniconf unfortunately had to be cancelled for LCA2010 but it is coming to LCA2011!

http://lca2011.linux.org.au/wiki/Miniconfs/FreedomInTheCloudMiniconf


Abstract

Personal computers are giving way to netbooks and mobile devices. The browser has become the main UI for end-user applications. Enterprises are moving from data centres to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and hosted solutions. As computing ascends into the cloud, what will be the role of Free and Open Source software? And how will we preserve the hard-won advantages FLOSS provides? In this miniconf, we will discuss the theoretical and practical frameworks for freedom in the cloud; review the use of FLOSS and Open Content for consumer protection and to avoid business lock-in; and survey the Free Software that is providing an alternative to proprietary Web sites and cloud services.

Submitting a Presentation Proposal

Email: proposals@cloud.geek.nz