The "fOSSa" conference (Free/Open Source Software Academics) is
co-organised by INRIA and OW2 Europe Local Chapter. It will review Open
Source fundamentals (Business models, licenses, collaboration,
communities, promotion, exploitation, sustainability) and will present
innovating Open Source project as well as communities experiences.
fOSSa is the first international Open Source Conference event located
in Grenoble! The fOSSa audience mainly focuses on academia and research
centres but does not close the door to industrials as in many cases
academia needs industrials and vice versa: we believe that Open Source
model can improve such kind of collaboration in a much more natural
Sun Microsystems participates to that event.
More info at http://fossa.inrialpes.fr/2009/