Free Software Bazaar
September 29, 2004, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
RAI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

When Eric S. Raymond wrote the article "The Cathedral & The Bazaar" in 1997 the view on software development changed dramatically. It sets the image of a large number of unorganized people gathering at a bazaar and creating powerful software. Without someone telling them what they must do. True freedom.

The Free Software Bazaar is a unique opportunity to meet software developers and get involved in the creative process of Free Software. Gather around a screen to check out the latest features. Meet people you only know by e-mail. Have a heated discussion about choices to be made. Be part of the future.

Richard M. Stallman will start the Bazaar with a presentation on Free Software. Richard is a long-time prophet of the Free Software Movement, founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project. He is the most widely know figure in the world of Free Software.

The Bazaar is part of SANE 2004, forming the bridge between the tutorials and the conference. It can be visited for free, also when you do not attend SANE otherwise. Registration is not required.

SCHEDULE

18:00    entrance open
18:30 - 19:45    presentation by Richard M. Stallman
"The Danger of Software Patents"
19:45 - 22:00    BOF sessions (see the table below)

PARTICIPANTS

These groups have confirmed they will be present at the Bazaar.

Agnula
 
CAcert
read this
 
Debian
 
FFII
FFII - Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure
FreeBSD
ISC
ISOC
KDE
KDE
LilyPond
LilyPond
MMBase
MMBase
NLLGG
OpenBSD
OSSL
Python Software Foundation
Samba
Spamvrij.nl
Vertalers
Vim
VOSN
Waag Society - KeyWorx
KeyWorx

BOF SESSIONS

  room L room N
19:45 - 20:25 Samba
The Samba Suggestion Box
KeyWorx
developing (for) the KeyWorx platform
20:30 - 21:10 MMBase
What is it? Who are we? What's next?
KDE
KDE Development beyond coding
21:15 - 21:55 VIM
Vim 7: wishes and implementation
KDE
system administration with KDE

For BOF sessions on other days see the BOF page

SPONSORING

We have decided to make the Bazaar free to attend, to encourage many people to join. It does cost money though. Therefore we are looking for sponsors. See the sponsoring page for more information.

INFORMATION

The Bazaar takes place from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m., Wednesday evening September 29, 2004. Location is the Forum Lounge in the RAI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bazaar Coordinator
Bram Moolenaar sane2004-bazaar@sane.nl

Event Organisation
ICONIQ sane2004-info@iconiq.nl