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Re: Conference "OSS 2.0 : Leveraging the Open Source community for business"

From: Hans-Juergen Schoenig <hs(at)cybertec(dot)at>
To: Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, PostgreSQL Advocacy List <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Conference "OSS 2.0 : Leveraging the Open Source community for business"
Date: 2008-05-22 07:33:43
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hello gabriele,

i would definitely like to participate.
how are we gonna organize our community efforts here?
is anybody else interested in giving a talk.

i was thinking of talking about "Monetary advantages of sponsoring 
PostgreSQL" or something like that.

    many thanks,

       hans



Gabriele Bartolini wrote:
> I believe an Italian and European PostgreSQL community participation 
> would be interesting. If anyone of you is interested, please let me 
> know. I have posted this conference details to the ITPUG association 
> members, but - given that the conference is run in English - it is 
> open to the world and European community of PostgreSQL as well.
>
> Please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
> Gabriele
>
> ****
>
> CALL FOR PAPERS
>
> OSS 2.0 : Leveraging the Open Source community for business
>
> Workshop at OSS 2008 Conference, co-located with IFIP WCC 2008 Milan 
> (Italy)
>
> http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/oss20
>
>
> Deadline for submission: 21st June 2008
> Notification of acceptance: 11th July 2008 Final submission due: 25th 
> July 2008
> Workshop: 10th September 2008
>
>
> SCOPE:
> ------
>
> Open Source software (OSS) is gaining momentum. The largest IT and 
> software companies all around the world are now investing in it: IBM 
> has recently released Eclipse under an OSS license, Sun Microsystems 
> has acquired MySQL and has released Solaris as OSS, Oracle has 
> acquired BerkelyDB. At the same time, more and more companies are 
> building their business according to the Open Source paradigm. Many 
> OSS projects are currently run and maintained by companies, even tough 
> indirectly. For example, more than 90% of OpenOffice code is developed 
> by professional software engineers employed by a pool of companies 
> that include Sun, IBM, Novell, Red Flag, Red Hat, and Google. Most of 
> the code of MySQL is developed by MySQL's employees. Recent research 
> has shown that even among managed and active projects hosted on 
> SourceForge more than 40% of the code is contributed by paid developers.
>
> Based on this empirical evidence, why should companies invest in OSS?
>
> The focus of contributions should be on the ways in which business can 
> be built around OSS, with a particular attention to the role of 
> communities.
> Submissions are invited for theoretical and empirical research papers. 
> The official language of the workshop is English.
>
> The workshop is open to all researchers and members of the OSS community.
> The Organizing Committee will select the participants through a double 
> blind review process. At least one author of each accepted submission 
> must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay the 
> workshop registration fee.
>
>
> TOPICS:
> -------
>
> The following represents a non exhaustive list of topics:
>
> * OSS business models:
> OSS strategies of software companies, sustainability of OSS-based 
> business models, hybridization between commercial and open software, 
> impact of OSS on firm performance.
>
> * Companies in OSS projects:
> Companies' involvement in OSS projects: contributions and strategies, 
> role of paid developers and social networks, impact of companies' 
> involvement on software quality.
>
> * Communities:
> Advantages of OSS communities for OSS-based business models, 
> communities as market platforms and source of feedback, managerial 
> strategies for leveraging OSS communities.
>  
> * Innovation models:
> Open innovation framework, factors favouring the emergence of OSS-like 
> innovation patterns, innovation policies tailored to software design, 
> OSS technology transfer issues.
>
> *OSS model and communities in other sectors:
> Applicability of OSS-like models to other sectors (biotech, 
> multimedia, etc.), role played by communities in other sectors.
>
> Authors should submit papers (in .sxw, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf format) to 
> Eugenio Capra (eugenio(dot)capra(at)polimi(dot)it <mailto:eugenio(dot)capra(at)polimi(dot)it>).
> Papers ahould be formatted in accordance with the main conference 
> templates, which can be found at:
> http://oss2008.dti.unimi.it/index.php?id=authorKit.htm
>
>
> WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:
> ----------------
> Eugenio Capra, Politecnico di Milano (eugenio(dot)capra(at)polimi(dot)it 
> <mailto:eugenio(dot)capra(at)polimi(dot)it>) Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di 
> Milano (francala(at)elet(dot)polimi(dot)it <mailto:francala(at)elet(dot)polimi(dot)it>) 
> Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Politecnico di Milano 
> (cristina1(dot)rossi(at)polimi(dot)it <mailto:cristina1(dot)rossi(at)polimi(dot)it>) Anthony 
> I. Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon West (tonyw(at)west(dot)cmu(dot)edu 
> <mailto:tonyw(at)west(dot)cmu(dot)edu>)
>
>
> SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
> ---------------------
> Robert J. Alexander, Executive IT Architect, IBM Italia, IT Luciano 
> Baresi, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, IT Lorenzo 
> Benussi, Researcher, TOPIX and Universita' di Torino, IT Francesco 
> Bolici, Assistent Professor, Universita' di Cassino, IT Andrea 
> Bonaccorsi, Professor, Universita' di Pisa, IT Andrea Capiluppi, 
> Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO, 
> Funambol, US Carlo Daffara, CEO, Conecta srl, IT Jean Michel Dalle, 
> Professor, Marie Curie University, FR Jean Carlos De Martin, 
> Professor, Politecnico di Torino, IT Dario Lorenzi, Ph.D. Student, 
> Politecnico di Milano, IT Joachim Henkel, Professor, Technische 
> Universitat Munchen, D James Howison, Ph.d. Student, Syracuse 
> University, US Angelo Raffaele Meo, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, 
> IT Francesco Merlo, Ph.D. Candidate, Politecnico di Milano, IT Mattia 
> Monga, Assistant Professor, Universita' di Milano, IT Vincenzo 
> Morabito, Assistant Professor, Universita' L. Bocconi, IT Alberto 
> Onetti, Professor, Universita' dell'Insubria, IT Gregorio Robles, 
> Associate Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, IT Francesco 
> Rullani, Researcher, Copenaghen Business School, DK Barbara Scozzi, 
> Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Bari, IT Walt Scacchi, Professor, 
> University of California, Irvine, US Alberto Sillitti, Assistant 
> Professor, Libera Universita' di Bolzano, IT Salvatore Torrisi, 
> Professor, Universita' di Bologna, IT Georg von Krogh, Professor, ETH 
> Zurich, CH
>
>


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