Conferencia 2005

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II Open Source World Conference – International Meeting of Free Knowledge
October, 25th - 26th , 2005, Palacio de Congresos, Mérida, (Extremadura), Spain

Subject Matter

Papers will be accepted for the face to face sessions or for the website. The subjects include:

*Universalization of Knowledge, papers related to experiences and models based on the sharing of knowledge, as experiences in technological literacy, shared development of scientific and artistic works, as well as the legal framework concerned with the creation of knowledge, software patents, Creative Commons, GPL ...

* Strategies and policies , i.e. all themes related to experiences and projects launched from the Public Administrations, Institutions and Public Organizations around Software and Free Knowledge.

* Economy of Free Software, aimed at business, business models, service suppliers , case studies, technic support, brand-new developments.

* Technological Development and Innovation of Free Software where will be included all the technical aspects about the Free Software development, with special interest in the next fields: Free Software as a tool for supporting innovation, Free Software distributions, graphical environments, applications for the final user, Accesibility, Development of applications and environments, Kernel, Communities, Users Groups and colaborative actions, etc.

Instruccions for the Authors

We will only accept Papers sended by e-mail to (in any open standard format, plain text, rtf, pdf...) or through the application available in

Papers can be sent in English and/or Spanish languages. A Paper (can't exceed more than 15 pages double spaced), including Title, Author's Name, Origin, Sending Address , Telephone Number, Fax y e-mail of the main author, and it must reach to the President of the Scientific Committee or to the general secretariat of the Conference before August, 31th, 2005.

The document must reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Conference exactly. The maximum length of the Paper must be six pages.

Key Dates

Sending Papers: up to August, 31th, 2005
Acceptance (deadline): October, 5th, 2005
Prescription and definitive documents: October, 10th, 2005

If you need some explanation about sending Papers or about the Schedule of the Conference, please contact with the President of the Scientific Committee.

If you have more questions related to the Conference, plase contact with the Conference General Secretariat, in this e-mail address:
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