CeBIT Open Source: Live Stream of Forum Talks for Free

Feb 26, 2009

In March (3-8, 2009), CeBIT will once again be opening its gates in Hannover, Germany. The world's largest and most renowned trade fair for the world of IT and telecommunications will be featuring Open Source topics in hall 6. The CeBIT Open Source Forum 2009 will be the venue of daily lectures on the use of Linux and free software - and you can watch them online, live and for free!

Proceedings will be opened by Georg Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), with his speech, "To dare more Freedom." Also present is Martin Michlmayer, for a long time project manager of the free Linux distribution Debian GNU/Linux, and today responsible for the FOSSology and FOSSBazaar, both projects initiated by HP, and now in the fold of the Linux Foundation. In his lecture, "Governing the Use of Open Source", Michlmayer will inform his audience of the current state of projects specifically aimed at promoting open source in private companies.

In a keynote on Friday, LiMo Foundation President, Morgan Gillis, will present the work of industrial associations cooperating on the creation of a Linux platform for mobile devices. Just arrived on the German market, Google's T-Mobile G1 will be the source of a talk entitled, "Secure Linux-based Cell-phones" held by Professor Jean-Pierre Seifert of the Technical University of Berlin, who is working for the Telekom on the project.

In another keynote, Sun Microsystems is sending the head of its world-wide open source strategy, Simon Phipps, to report on Sun's open source activities. Also invited to speak are board members and founders of the German industrial group Live Linux and Linux Solution Group (LiSog). News of open source in the automobile industry will be presented by Graham Smethurst, responsible for Car Infotainment at BMW.

A further highlight will be held at the Open Source Forum on Thursday, March 5 at 17:00 when the Linux New Media Awards will be presented in six categories to persons, projects and companies for special contributions to the world of open source. Prize winners have been chosen by a world wide jury consisting of more than 200 experts from the open source scene, including developers, project managers and organizations.

Live Streaming is available free of charge

Linux Magazine will provide all talks of Linux Open Source for free on a live internet stream. Further information about the streaming is to be found here, the complete program of CeBIT Open Source is available here.

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