Saturday, March 7, 2009

FOSSed Web Site has MOVED!

FOSSed Web site has moved!

The site for the FOSSed Conference is moving! I'll keep this blog here, but the parts pertaining to the FOSSed conference have moved/are moving to The site is partially finished and I hope to have most of it done very soon. If you are looking for registration and information for FOSSed 2009...head on over to the new site!

Monday, January 12, 2009

FOSSED 2009 Registration is OPEN!

Go here to register! More information coming soon!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Call for presentations for FOSSED 2009!

Do you love Free and Open Source software? Are you an educator who is using FOSS or Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom? Are you a techie who utilizes FOSS in the server closet or around your school or organization? If so, we'd love to have you share your knowledge and expertise at FOSSED 2009. Fill in the form below to help us out!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Software Freedom Day Worth Celebrating

Software Freedom Day Worth Celebrating | Fanatic Attack
No, this is not a day when you free yourself of all your software addictions. Rather, Software Freedom Day is an annual grass roots effort to educate the public on the virtues of free and open source software. The 2008 event takes place on September 20 and will be celebrated in 65 countries across the globe. So exactly what is this open source movement and why are people celebrating it? Moreover, why should you care?

Open source software is available for free, to everyone and unlike for example, Windows or Mac operating systems, it is non-proprietary - meaning it is available for others to share, build upon, change, and redistribute either in its modified or unmodified form.The source code is transparent and allows rights to users which would otherwise be prohibited by copyright. Since the source code is transparent, bugs or security flaws can quickly be discovered and patched. In a proprietary system, the software is closed and typically you are reliant on the company’s “word” that security glitches will be or have been fixed.

Just as Sunshine Laws are invaluable tools to keep the public informed of elected official’s meetings in the public interest, open source provides such user benefits in software as increased control, enhanced security, free or reduced cost and higher quality due to constant peer review of the code.Some excellent examples of open source software include Mozilla Firefox internet browser, Ubuntu operating system,, a software suite similar to Microsoft Office, GIMP image editing software and the list goes on and on from there.

So if you’re new to open source, Software Freedom Day celebrates a philosophical movement which values collaboration, community and transparency. It benefits the public good and ensures basic human freedoms are strengthened by technology, not hampered.

Monday, June 30, 2008

One Participant's Impressions

FOSSED 2008 is an amazing adventure. If you missed it, you might be interested in my take on sessions that I attended. I hope it inspires you to register for FOSSED 2009!

Friday, June 27, 2008

FOSSED Evaluation

FOSSED 2008 attendees! Please take a moment to fill out the evaluation and provide us with some feedback on the conference. Your answers are confidential and your input truly helps to shape the future of FOSSED. We want to thank you for coming and hope you had a great experience! Hope to see you again next year!

Click here to go to the online evaluation

David and Bryant

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

How to get a Windows Tax Refund

If you buy a computer, you often pay for Microsoft Windows even if you
didn't ask for it and aren't going to use it. This article shows you
how to return your unused Windows license and get your money back,
freeing yourself from the Windows tax. :: How to get a Windows tax refund

FOSSED 2008 Conference Schedule!

The 2008 FOSSED Conference schedule is now posted...get it here CLICK HERE

Conference Sessions listed here

Great sessions! Great presenters! ALL driven by YOU! Check the session descriptions (always a document in progress) here:

Click here to view the Session descriptions

NOTE: This session list is currently in development...some sessions may be added and a couple may disappear, but for the most part things will give you a very good idea of what is being offered at FOSSED 2008