Prishtina Hosts Second International Conference on Software Freedom

For the second year running the Kosovar Association for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSSK) and the University of Prishtina are organizing a conference dedicated to free software – Software Freedom Kosova Conference 2010.

This conference follows upon the success of SFK09 held in August last year attended by more than 500 participants and over 40 national and international speakers and professionals.

SFK10 will take place on 25 and 26 September starting at 9:00 in the venues of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Prishtina. This year the conference will host several notable hacker keynotes.

Leon Shiman will speak on the use of FLOSS in public administration; Rob Savoy of Gnash project will talk about network protocols; Mikel Maron will speak on the geopolitical use of open maps and Peter Salus, historian of operating systems, will lecture on the history of development of GNU/Linux.

Overall, over 20 topics will be discussed, ranging from issues associated with the Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia, GNU/Linux, intellectual property licenses, building of communities, OpenStreetMap, Sugar, and many other topics in the field of free software.

Topics to be discussed and the quality of lecturers, along with the success of last year’s conference make SFK10 the largest conference of its kind in Southeast Europe.

The conference is held under the auspices of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo and is supported by a number of donors from whom it is worth mentioning: the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Mozilla, Rrota, PC World Albanian and the University of Prishtina Student Center.

The conference is free to participants during the two days. The presentations and detailed information on the conference can be found at http://www.kosovasoftwarefreedom.org

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For Immediate Release

FLOSS Kosova

info@flossk.org

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