Libre Software Meeting in Amiens, France, 10-14 July

ros freebsd-jobs at
Fri May 11 22:01:56 UTC 2007

Mathieu Arnold wrote:
> Hi,
> Each July, since July 2000, takes places the Libre Software Meeting [1].
> This year, it will take place from the 10Th to the 14Th of July in
> Amiens, a not so small town in the Somme bay at about one hour from
> Paris.
> For those who want more information about the event, please, skip three
> paragraphs below, for the reason why I'm sending this email, here is the
> culprit :
> This year, I'll be some kind of "manager" of the event (french term is
> "régisseur") and I won't really be able to do much for the visitors, so,
> I'm asking this to you all... I would be delighted if some could come
> and talk about the right side of the force, hum, no, I'm getting all
> messed up, and talk about FreeBSD.
> We'll have an OpenBSD booth with Wim Vandeputte as we always have, and
> it's a bit late to get a real FreeBSD booth (my fault for not emailing
> sooner) but if there are enough volunteers we can sure arrange a table
> or something :-)
> What would have been very nice too would be people actually doing talks
> but that may be a bit late too, see [5] if you want can talk about
> something, that it fits in the themes[2] and that you can't find the
> theme chairman's email.
> This is a worldwide meeting for developers and those involved in the
> free software community. Every year, more than fifty nationalities are
> represented.  According to the specific work methodologies of free
> software development, this event is an unique occasion for people to
> meet each other, to show their works, to share their knowledge and to
> exchange with end-users on a non-business basis.
> Each year, 1500 visitors get free access to some 300 lectures given by
> well-known experts.
> Broached topics are very varied, from cutting edge technical subjects
> with world class speakers, to "broad audience" topics such as free
> software in education or local administrations field.
> Professionals, institutional, enthusiasts, well-informed users or just
> curious people are invited to share five days of lectures, workshops,
> debates in an atmosphere based on freedom and mutual support that go far
> beyond a digital world.
> The conferences and tutorials, spanning the whole 5 days of the meeting
> are divided in Common times, Public Economy, Enterprises, Sciences /
> research / medicine, System, Developers, Education, Documentation /
> translations / i18n, Digital creation / multimedia, Communities, Free
> over software[2].
> Last year, on the village of associations, we had booths from many
> french associations around free software and lugs, we also had booths
> for KDE, Gnome, Openoffice, Mozilla, Ubuntu and Wikimedia.[3]
> And access to everything is of course free :-)
> On the accommodations[4] side, there is the student's residence, for
> which the cost is pretty low, it should be 10EUR breakfast included, but
> I make no promise on that 10EUR price, it could be 9EUR or 12EUR, it
> depends on how many reservations we have :-). The number of students
> room is limited, so reservation in advance is required. There are also
> hotels, which are all very close from the conferences, and a camping
> site, which is about 5 kilometers from the conferences.
> I may have overlooked something so, if you have any more questions, try
> [1] before emailing me :-)
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> [2] <>
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> [5] <>
Copy of the mail sent to Arnold:


J'ai pris connaissance au travers de la liste de diffusion freebsd-advocacy
de ton appel pour une participation plus active de FreeBSD au RMLL.

En premier lieu, je dois t'avouer que les dates ne sont pas vraiment
pratiques pour moi, surtout en plein milieu de la semaine.

Quoi qu'il en soit, je suis disposé à fournir l'aide nécessaires pour
assurer la représentation de FreeBSD aux RMLL. Voici ce que je peux te
proposer :

* je dispose d'un stock de flyers couleur en français et anglais ~500
traitant des divers aspects de FreeBSD (ports, installation serveur, BSD
vs Linux ) stock d'"Invendus" lors du dernier fosdem. Tu peux en avoir un
petit aperçu ici

* Je suis, selon mes dispo, pret à fournir quelques jour de présence(2
p.ex) à toi de me dire ce qui serait le mieux en fonction du déroulement
du salon.

Je reposterai ce soir une copie de ce mail dans la liste.

- Rodrigo OSORIO

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