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The call for papers is now closed. The schedule and accepted talks will be announced shortly January 2009 Developer Business (DevBiz) Mini-Conf

This is the first year for the DevBiz mini-conf. It will be held for a full day on Monday January 19, 2009, just before the start of the conference.

The "Business of Open Source miniconf - DevBiz" is to share and learn about non-coding business aspects of making an open source project successful. Success, of course, depends on each project goals but the DevBiz mini-conf aims to provide practical learning and a helpful dialog to anyone working in open source.

Presentation submitters should feel free to suggest their own topics. Here is a list of potentially interesting subjects (in no particular order):

  • Experiences moving a project from fun to profit
  • Choosing a license
  • Defending your rights
  • Working as a non-profit
  • Building a community
  • Experiences in distributed development
  • Commercial acquisition of open source projects
  • Business strategies behind open source
  • Open Source Software Development Management and Governance
  • Open Source Corporate Governance
  • Open source development inside of corporations and small companies
  • Lessons learned in building up your open source business
  • Marketing
  • Distribution
  • Copyrights
  • Applying your copyright and license choices

We hope to receive proposals for:

  • 50 minute expert panel discussions (e.g. open source messaging, dealing with clients, ...)
  • 50 minute full presentations
  • 25 minute half presentations
  • 5-10 minute lightning talks (e.g. success stories, ...)

If you want to be on a panel, suggest what the panel would be on and I'll help get panelists.

To submit a proposal, or get more information, please contact Bob Gobeille with "LCA DevBiz" in the subject line. Bob is a really nice guy. Feel free to bounce ideas off of him if you wish. Also let him (ok, me) know if your talk can be recorded and posted on-line.

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the mini-conf, you must either sign up for the main conference, or if you are only attending for the mini-conf you need to sign up for a speaker pass. Travel and registration reimbursement is not available through LCA or the mini-conf. The location is wonderful though. Perhaps you should plan a family vacation around this beautiful area.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Proposals being accepted NOW
  • 2008.11.21 - Final submission deadline
  • 2008.11.26 - Final program confirmation
  • 2009.01.19 - Start of conference
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