Every two years, OSS Watch hosts an international conference, and registration has just opened for our 2010 event. At TransferSummit/UK, business executives, technologists and members of the academic and research communities will be able to meet and discuss requirements, challenges and opportunities in the use, development, licensing and future of open source technology. In an array of presentations – from quick-start sessions to real-world case studies to emerging showcases – international speakers from the worlds of commerce and academia will cover a host of topics. These will be divided into three tracks:
– Innovation: aimed at executive-level attendees, this track provides a top-level immersion into the world of open source. Topics include foundations, infrastructure, licensing, governance, community-building and more.
– Development: aimed at technologists, this track highlights the day-to-day practice of putting open source into action. Topics include version-control, IP tracking, user engagement and more.
– Collaboration: aimed at both technical and non-technical audiences, this track offers real-world case studies, proofs of concept, first-hand accounts and market trends, and analyses what’s up-and-coming in open source.
In addition, attendees will enjoy a keynote presentation, breakout sessions, a gala dinner at Keble College, ample networking opportunities and, an optional extra at no additional cost, a BarCamp on Saturday 26 June.
To be held in the historic city of Oxford, TransferSummit is being organised by OSS Watch, in partnership with key individuals and organisations from the open source community, including the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the University of Oxford.