[Talk-de] Is somebody eager to give a presentation about Openstreetmap at the RMLL in Brussels in July?

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Di Feb 12 09:39:36 UTC 2013

Hi people (sorry for crossposting, please remove the lists that don't apply
when replying),

The presentation should be in English even when the RMLL (Rencontres
Mondiales du Logiciel Libre) have French roots.

The local people will also organise a mapping party on the day which tries
to reach the general public with the concept of free software and free
content. That mapping party will be in French and Dutch (and English of
course for the people from abroad).

We will also set up a stand and hopefully we'll have some goodies to sell
by then. If all goes well we'll have a few PC's too to give people some
immediate hands-on experience as well. The stand will be multilingual as


RMLL/LSM 2013: 14th Libre Software Meeting

"Everyday Freedom"

6-11 July 2013 / Brussels


Call for Papers RMLL/LSM 2013

Sharing of knowledge, freedom of information, community spirit, exchange of
ideas, technological progress: every year the Libre Software Meeting (LSM)
follows the Libre philosophy.

RMLL/LSM are non-commercial series of conferences, round tables discussions
and practical workshops based on Libre/Free Software and its uses. Its aim
is to provide a platform for Libre/Free Software users, developers and

Access to LSM is free of charge and open to everyone. The conference will
be held in Brussels from July 6 to July 11, 2013.

We hereby announce the opportunity to submit papers for selection by the
technical review committee for the RMLL/LSM 2013.

Scope ======

Topics of interest include:

    Culture and Art
    Embedded Systems
    Enterprise Free Software
    Free Hardware
    Free Software Social Impact
    Media, Radio, Television, Professional Graphics
    Open Data
    Operating Systems
    Science and Teaching
    Software Development
    System Administration
    Video Games
    Web Technologies

encompassing a guiding thread of "Everyday Freedom"

Deadlines =========

The following dates are important if you wish to participate to the call
for papers.

Abstract submission: no later than 31st of March 2013

Notification date: 15th of April 2013

Submission guidelines ====================

Speakers should submit an abstract in English, French or Dutch; limited to
400 words; and in 2 languages if possible.

The program committee will review all papers and the author of each paper
will be notified of the result by electronic means. If accepted, this
abstract will be published on the website.

Submissions should be submitted via this form: http://2013.rmll.info/cfp

Submissions should also include the following:

    Contact information and Geographical location of presenter (country of
    A brief biography.
    Any significant presentation and/or educational experience/background.
    For technical topics: Reason why this material is innovative,
significant or an useful tutorial.
    Optionally, any outlines or samples of prepared materials.
    Information whether the submission has already been presented, and if
so, where.

Personal information will be used exclusively for the sole purpose of the
RMLL/LSM committee and shall not be shared with third parties.

If the paper is not accepted for the main session, it may be accepted for a
short-form or "lightning talk" session.

Travel Assistance ====================

Non-commercial and based upon volunteer work, RMLL/LSM are events with
limited resources. However, speakers who exhibit particular need may
receive a refund for their transportation charges at the discretion of the
selection committee. If you know the estimated cost of the transportation,
providing this will make it easier for us to obtain a clearer view of the
expenses that will be incurred.

Publication on the web site ======================

The abstracts and slides for the conference will be published on the event
web site. The files should use only open formats and the contents shall be
shared under a free license.

Sponsoring ==========

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this event, please contact us by sending an e-mail to sponsoring(AT)

Professionals, organisations and companies wishing to financially support
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