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Submitted by msameer on Mon, 07/03/2005 - 4:17pm

Free Open Source Software and Development Conference 13 – 15 March 2005

Invitation to attend the conference entitled Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) and Development (13-15 March 2005, daily from 6 p.m to 10 p.m, Shepard Hotel in Cairo), which is organized by Center for Knowledge Society with the cooperation of EGLUG (Egyptian GNU/Linux Users Group).

Open Invitation, for enquiries:

Conference Agenda

First Day: Sunday 13th March

6:00 – 7:00 FOSS and Development

  • Dr. Marlyn Tadros ''(Center for Knowledge Society)''
  • Dr. Adel El Zaim ''(IDRC)''
  • Mr. Ahmed El Sobky ''(RITSEC)''

7:00 – 8:00 Intellectual Property

  • Mr. Mohamed Hegazy
  • Mr. Ahmed Hussein ''(TE Data)''

8:00 – 8:30 Break

8:30 – 10:00 Challenges Facing FOSS (Local Case Studies)

  • Business Model of a Local FOSS IT Company ''(Open Craft)''
  • Abu El Nomros Community Media Center ''(Cospe)''
  • FOSS in Schools of Abu Qurqas ''(ArabDev)''
  • Clothes Company's Complete Migration to FOSS ''(EGLUG)''

Second Day: Monday 14th March

This day will consist of Technical Presentations on specific FOSS Technologies, Solutions.

6:00 – 7:00 Status of FOSS Desktop and Arabization

7:00 – 8:00 FOSS Web Publishing Platform

8:00 – 8:30 Break

8:30 – 10:00 Affordable Computing

Third Day: Tuesday 15th March

6:00 – 10:00 Mini-Expo

EGLUG volunteers will give hands-on presentations, and Companies and NGOs interested in FOSS will be available for discussions and will answer all your questions.

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