FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2018.
Through FOSSMeet, we intend to get the attendees, mostly students, get started with the development and usage of free software. You may propose to conduct a lecture, demo, tutorial, workshop, discussion or panel at FOSSMeet. If the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of some Google search, there is low probability that it’ll be accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others on a similar line. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over most students head, this might not be the best platform to deliver that talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement. If our audience wants it, we’ll try our best to accommodate it. Of course, if you find people interested in your proposal, you can always call a BoF. We are all for BoF’s! :)
Take the above with a pinch of salt. They are no s̶t̶r̶i̶c̶t̶ ̶r̶u̶l̶e̶s̶, only guidelines. All your proposals are welcome and we celebrate every single one that we receive! :D Looking forward to see you folks here.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Oct 23, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Proposal acceptance: Jan 18, 2018
Presentation upload: Feb 5, 2018
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is FOSS a success story?
Success can be defined in various ways: Money, Fame, Satisfaction, Acceptance, Defeating rivals, Rivals accepting your victory, etc. This talk will present an analysis of the FOSS movement from all these perspectives with philosophical insights. Drawing on surveys, and statistical data available the talk will talk on motivations of FOSS developers, their view of success vis-a-vis the popular ways of measuring success.
What is Success: Various parameters
Money: The FOSS business, story so far, Do people really work for money?
Fame: Do people work for fame? The hall of fame and a critical analysis of their popularity
Satisfaction: Do people work for satisfaction
Rivals: Historical changes in responses of the proprietary world to the world of FOSS
New definitions of success
Projector with VGA cable
Abhijit is a faculty at College of Engineering Pune. He is a FOSS enthusiast and has been preaching freedom to his students for almost a decade now.