FOSS, Business, and Bucharest

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I’ll be in great company talking this coming week at the eLiberatica conference in Bucharest (see blurb below). … Hope to see you there.

While I am used to giving more technical talks, this time around I will be focusing on something a little different. To fit in with the general theme of the conference, my focus will be on how small and medium size businesses can use FOSS software to get a kick-start on the road to success. The FOSS software pool is getting larger all the time. Whether you run a product model business, or a service orientated one, there is something for everyone. One size fits all is not the case. I’ll be trying to get the message across that there are great opportunities if you take the plunge, with a few tips on how to choose the right tools and technologies to fit your needs.

I’m looking forward to being in Bucharest. It will be my first time in Romania, and I heard the city is fantastic with plenty to see and do. Romanian cuisine looks quite enticing too!
eLiberatica 2008 - The Benefits of Open and Free Technologies Conference

eLiberatica second edition,
30th – 31st May 2008 (Friday-Saturday), World Trade Center Bucharest, Romania
Following the huge public success the first edition of eLiberatica gained in 2007, the second edition will continue in the same tradition: to gather community and business leaders around the world to talk about the hottest Open and Free Technologies topics.
eLiberatica has its unique spirit and identity; you will learn and discover new things, meet international IT personalities, business people, high-tech professionals, you will make new friends, new partners, celebrate and truly enjoy a live event.
eLiberatica 2008 is intended to focus on these main concepts:
• Business adoption – how to make/save money and gain profit using Open and Free Technologies;
• Government, administration and public schools – the importance of Open and Free Technologies;
• Professional growth participating in the FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) community;
• Break the code – tips and tricks, things you will not find in IT books.
For more information you can check http://eliberatica.ro website.

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