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Fossa 2012 : Programme du 6 décembre 2012

Posted by patrick sur décembre 1, 2012

Jeudi 6 décembre licensing (Fossa 2012)




–  http://fossa.inria.fr/fr/archives/3004
Software compliance with legal rules and practices is often an overhead
effort in open source software development.

Developers usually focus more on what they do and on the value of their
results, than on software legal compliance. Giving more consideration
to any rule and practice is actually worthy when they deal with the
quality of the development process and of the related results.

But what if they would lead developers to manage complex legal topics
that exceed their knowledge?

Legal rules and practices compliance is valuable in the development of
free/open source software projects for fun as well as for a community.

And it is definitely appropriate (and requires some caution) in the
development of projects for business.

In any case, the open source ecosystem doesn’t help so much, because of
various issues, such as the proliferation of licenses and the complexity
of many of them.

Some tools help in handling these issues, but they request to invest
in knowledge and in some legal advice at last.

How can we face this complexity without involving lawyers and counsels,
or by reducing their effort as much as possible?

During this track speakers will share their experience in this domain
with the audience and will propose practices to handle open source
software legal aspects effectively.

A final debate will involve all participants to give an answer to the
main suggestions made by speakers and to still a common understanding.
08:15 Welcome coffee

08:45 Welcome message

by Engineering Group

09:00 How to train your lawyer to say “yes” more often

.. seealso::


Train your lawyer to say “yes” more often. They have a reputation for
being negative, but if you construct your project processes sensibly,
they are less likely to be negative about the risks.

Andrew Katz

Andrew is a lawyer practising in England where he is head of technology
at boutique law firm Moorcrofts LLP and has advised on open source
software since the mid 1990s.
He represents a wide variety of open source software companies, and has
more recently become involved in a number of open hardware projects, in
the automotive, maritime, aerospace and electronics industries.

He’s a founder editor of the International Free and Open Source Software
Law Review, and has lectured on open source in London, Paris, Boston,
New York, Boston, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Helsinki and Mangalia, Romania.
10′ Session 777
09:40 SpagoBI suite: moving from LGPLv2 to MPLv2: lesson learned, business & community improvement


The new Mozilla Public License is a significant step to simplify the
open source licensing approach: it’s really a simpler, shorter,
understandable (also by non legal people), modern license favouring
code reuse and redistribution because it solves major compatibility

After its release, SpagoBI has decided to move its license from LGPLv2
to MPLv2. It has been an opportunity to assess the current status of
the license compliance of the various software components included in
the project, to modernize the project license choice and to provide
more flexibility to users.

What were the challenges, the process and the impact on the SpagoBI
community? Three months after the release of the new MPLv2-licensed
of SpagoBI suite, what are the results and the impact on related
business activities? Lessons learned and practical tips.

Gabriele Ruffatti

SpagoWorld founder and Architectures & Consulting director within the
Research & Innovation Division of Engineering Group

Gabriele Ruffatti has held senior management positions in project and
product management for large enterprises and the public administration,
in software process improvement & quality assurance and in the
definition of innovative architectural solutions.

In 2004 he founded the SpagoWorld initiative.

He is currently member of the SpagoWorld board and of OW2 Consortium
Board of Directors, and is active in the community of Eclipse Foundation
and in the FLOSS Competence Center international network.

Committed to students’ and IT professionals’ education, he has lectured
at Engineering Group’s ICT Training School on software engineering & quality
and adjunct professor for open source software at the University of Padua, Italy.

He cooperates with various research institutes, universities and students,
through workshops, presentations, internships and degree thesis support.
– 10′ Session 777
10:20 Open Source for academic research, technology transfer & spin-off creation: Yes we can !

.. seealso::

SOFA is an Open Source (LGPL) framework primarily targeted at real-time
simulation, with an emphasis on medical simulation. SOFA is a joint research and
development effort of Inria and several other academic partners.

From the beginning it also targets commercial applications. The presentation will
present SOFA, academic and industrial projects using SOFA, how we can use
open source software both for research and business purposes, and how we can
combine open source and proprietary software in the same project.

Sylvain Karpf

He received a PhD in computer science in 1993.
After 6 years as Assistant Professor at the University of Lille I, he co-founded
in 1999 a company specialized in medical simulation.

Back to the University and Inria in 2004, he contributed to the definition of
the SOFA project.

Since 2006 he has been Head of the Technology Transfer Office of Inria
Lille – Nord Europe research centre.
10:50 Coffee break

11:20 Make a good contributor license agreement: Yes you can !

by Dan Shearer

– 10′ Session 777
12:00 Open debate: what’s next for your legal practices? Simplify, be focused, be inclusive, train your lawyers

by Gabriele Ruffatti

12:30 Lunch

Community management


13:45 Welcome message

.. seealso::


by Inria

14:00 Motivations in Free Software communities


Why contribute? “I did it for teh lulz” R. Stallman

Most of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) developers are not paid to contribute,
so why do they work anyway? In this talk, we’ll investigate the motivations of
individual contributors.

We’ll put them in perspective with recent studies on motivations and communities
of practice. In particular, we’ll see that distinguishing internal vs external
incentives is a key to understand why FOSS communities are able to attract and
keep contributors around the production of a software…

Sébastien Heymann

Gephi Consortium, and UPMC LIP6

My goal is to democratize network thinking.

I’m co-founder of Gephi, the open source software for exploring networks
of all kind.

I currently work as a PhD candidate in the ComplexNetworks team of the
LIP6, to study the dynamics of real-world networks (social networks,
computer networks, the web…).

I graduated in computer science at the Université de Technologie de
Compiègne, France, with a minor degree in cognitive science.
14:30 Cloud Community Management

by Dave Neary (Red Hat)

15:00 SPECIAL TALK // 20 years of OSS project history: Good & Bad community practices

by Mark Atwood (Keynote Speaker, HP, Open stack)

15:45 Coffee Break

16:00 Le logiciel libre : relation de service, coproduction et création de valeur au sein d’un réseau d’acteurs by Jonathan Le Lous


Le logiciel libre : relation de service, coproduction et création de
valeur au sein d’un réseau d’acteurs.

Ce travail de recherche porte sur l’analyse de l’open source comme modèle
de prestation de service informatique dans lequel des acteurs aux objectifs *
contradictoires collaborent. Sur la base d’entretiens, il analyse la
création de valeur, et les modèles de revenus associés, en fonction des
caractéristiques des acteurs engagés dans un projet libre (communauté,
utilisateurs, éditeur, logiciel et prestataire de service).

Jonathan Le Lous

Responsable de l’innovation Alter Way.

Doctorant, Centre de Recherche en Management – UMR 5303 CNRS

Jonathan Le Lous travaille depuis 2004 dans le logiciel libre.

Il est aujourd’hui responsable de l’innovation et de la libre académie
au sein d’Alter Way et membre du conseil d’administration de l’April.

En 2008 Jonathan a reprit ses études pour faire une thèse au sein de
l’IAE de Toulouse qu’il soutiendra en mars 2013.

Il présentera les résultats de ce travail et de son expérience lors de
cette session.
16:30 Return on experience – PhP France – AFUP

by Perrick Pennet-Avez (noParking)

17:00 End with Nuit de l’info 2012


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Fossa 2012 , Programme du 5 décembre 2012

Posted by patrick sur décembre 1, 2012

Mercredi 5 décembre (Fossa 2012)

08:15 Welcome coffee

08:45 Welcome message

by Inria Lille

09:00 International overview & analysis of the digital native revolution

by Stéphane Grumbach, Inria
09:45 True internal vision of the digital generation from an underground point of view
by Laurent Chemla, Digital Activist

10:30 Coffee break


11:00 Current industrial trends and Solutions from a community point of view

by Tristan Nitot, Mozilla Europe

11:45 Debate

by Stephane Frenot

12:30 Lunch


13:45 Welcome message
by Mairie de Lille
14:00 Numeric Arts
by Adrian Mondot

– 10′ Session 777

14:40 Title to be defined

by Arnaud Waels

– 10′ Session 777

15:20 Title to be defined
by Laurent Grisoni

– 10′ Session 777

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Convergence des cultures DIY et de l’esthétique sonore 80s

À travers son expérience de fondateur du projet Mutable Instruments – qui vise
à développer une gamme de synthétiseurs open hardware facile à construire et
personnaliser – Olivier Gillet s’interroge sur un triple retour aux sources
qui projette les musiciens électro d’aujourd’hui trente ans en arrière : résurgence
de l’analogique, revival des sonorités chiptunes et esthétique 8-bit, et
redécouverte d’une pratique hobbyiste de l’électronique.
Olivier Gillet

Fondateur, Mutable instruments

Docteur en traitement de signal, Olivier Gillet a oeuvré en tant qu’ingénieur
R&D dans les rouages de produits comme AdWords ou le moteur de recommendation
de Last.fm, avant de (re)découvrir l’électronique en 2009.

Les instruments qu’il crée sont rapidement diffusés sous forme de kits sous
l’étendard “Mutable instruments”, devenue récemment une entreprise à laquelle
il se dédie à temps plein.

Il est également l’auteur d’une des toutes premières applications de composition
musicale et synthèse sonore pour smartphone, sortie en 2004.

by Olivier Gillet

17:00 Special Talk !!! Don’t miss this one !! Surprise…

by Hugobiwan Zolnir

17:30 End .. or nearly…
18:00 Open source movement, short movies & debates

by Alexis Kauffmann

18:00 Lille 3000

Exhibition Art Visit

19:00 Public Cocktail

19:30 Public Open Art Show
20:00 Gala dinner


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Fossa 2012 Programme du 4 décembre 2012 (Revolution OS, Framasoft, …)

Posted by patrick sur décembre 1, 2012

Mardi 4 décemnbre (Fossa 2012)




08:45 Welcome coffee

09:15 Welcome message

by Euratechnologies and Inria

09:30 Return on Experience, université du Littoral, Master I2L

by Cyril Fonlupt

10:00 Enseignement Mozilla à l’Université d’Evry
by Didier Courtaud, Judith Benzakki


10:30 Coffee break


10:45 To be defined

by to be defined

11:15 Site du Zero – Project CLAIRE
by Mathieu Nebra

11:45 DEBATE

by Colin de la Higuera
12:30 Lunch

14:00 IRILL: Scope & achievements in the first two years

.. seealso::

By Roberto Di Cosmo

14:30 Coccinelle: Automatic, Scriptable Evolutions & Bug Finding for C Code
By Julia Lawall

15:00 Ocsigen: Rethinking Web Programming

.. seealso::


The Web has evolved from a content platform to an application platform.

Most Web programming tools are not fully adapted to this evolution.

The Ocsigen project aims at creating a new integrated way to design
modern Web sites as distributed applications. It makes possible to
program both the client and server parts of a Web app in the same
language, OCaml, and as a single program.

It introduces an abstraction from the underlying technologies in order
to make very easy to program complex Web interaction. It also makes use
of advanced static typing features to ensure the robustness of programs
and the compliance with standards.

This also reduces a lot the debugging time. The talk will give an
overview of the project and a demo of how to build a small application.

Vincent Balat

Vincent Balat
– Lecturer (maître de conférences) at University Paris Diderot
– Founder and leader of the Ocsigen project
– He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan.
– His research is mainly devoted to improving the
expressiveness and reliability of programming languages.
15:30 Bootstrapping Debian

by Pietro Abate

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Enjeux de l’histoire du Libre

.. seealso::



There are few book focusing on free/libre software and culture with a
historical perspective, although it can be considered as a tool for a
much comprehensive approach of computer and computer science histories.

Here are the main issues of this collective book, which propose an
history and archeology of free/libre software, with a focus on the
technological, sociological, legal, political and cultural aspects.

Christophe Masutti


– Historien des sciences et des technologies.
– Chercheur associé au SAGE (Sociétés, Acteurs, Gouvernements en Europe)
à l’Université de Strasbourg.
– Responsable des affaires européennes à la Direction générale des
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg.
– Président de l’association Framasoft depuis janvier 2012.


Camille Paloque-Berges


Docteure en Sciences de l’information et de la communication et
actuellement Post-doctorante LabEx HASTEC – DICEN (CNAM).

Travaille sur l’histoire d’Internet et des pratiques de communication
en réseau.

Membre des associations WebArchivists.org et Patrimoine Belfortain de
l’industrie informatique (PB2i).

Auteure de Poétique des codes (Archives contemporaines, 2009).

Benjamin Jean

Membre de l’équipe du CUERPI (Centre Universitaire d’Enseignement et de
Recherches en Propriété Intellectuelle), cofondateur de la société Inno³,
consultant au cabinet Gilles Vercken et maître de conférences
à Sciences Po.

Cofondateur de l’association Veni, Vidi, Libri et du cycle de
conférences European OpenSource & free software Law Event (EOLE).


17:00 Des réseaux ouverts, pour quoi faire ?

By Valérie Schafer

Chargée de recherche, Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS (Paris)

– Historienne.
– Auteure de La France en réseaux (années 1960/1980) et Le Minitel, l’enfance
numérique de la France avec Benjamin Thierry.
– Organisatrice avec Fanny Georges du séminaire Histoires de l’Internet à l’ISCC.


17:30 Le libre avant le Libre : les clubs d’utilisateurs d’ordinateurs

By Pierre-Eric Mounier Kuhn

18h Movie – Revolution OS


For the past two decades, a loosely organized group of computer hackers,
neo-communists and entrepreneurs has led the charge in a technological revolution
that is undermining Microsoft’s monopoly and fundamentally changing the way
software is developed and owned.

Filmed in 35mm Cinemascope, REVOLUTION OS explores the Open Source movement’s
origins through original interviews with its founders, and depicts the grassroots
nature of the LINUX operating system and Open Source as they march into the mainstream.
19:20 Debate



by Alexis Kaufmann, Framasoft

20:00 End


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FOSSA 2012 les 4, 5 et 6 décembre 2012 à Lille, France.

Posted by patrick sur décembre 1, 2012

L’Inria et EuraTechnologies sont heureux de vous annoncer la tenue prochaine de

l’édition 2012 des conférences fOSSa qui se déroulera les 4, 5 et 6 décembre
2012 à Lille, France.

La qualité de nos intervenants et de notre auditoire, l’originalité de notre
approche et les thématiques abordées à fOSSa, font venir chaque année plusieurs
centaines de passionnés et des acteurs de l’open source ;

La très large couverture de fOSSa par la presse et les webzines est probablement
dû au caractère atypique de fOSSa qui offre à la fois la convivialité d’un
événement de taille humaine et qui attire de grandes figures de l’open source.

C’est la dynamique de cette communauté qui permet à fOSSa de jouer, d’une
édition à la suivante, un rôle prédominant dans l’arène de l’open source.

Cette année, nous reviendrons aux racines de l’open source : développement,
recherche, communautés. fOSSa 2012 abordera :

– l’enseignement, la recherche & l’innovation, fOSSarcheology
– l’Histoire du logiciel libre et de l’open source, Projection du film
Revolution OS, Digital Native Generation, Openness, Open Arts & Open Hardware,
Licences, Community management, et enfin plusieurs d’ateliers intéressants
sont au programme -> Gnome, Mozilla, Apache, Pharo, SpagoBI, Debian,
Robotique ROS, Elgg, les usages des réseaux sociaux d’entreprises, etc.

Pour cette nouvelle édition, la conférence fOSSa bénéficiera de la présence de:

– Tristan Nitot (Mozilla Europe),
– Laurent Chemla (digital activist),
– Colin de la Higuera (Société Informatique de France),
– Stephane Grumbach (Inria, Digital geographic specialist),
– Alexis Kauffmann (FramaSoft)
– Christophe Masutti (FramaSoft)
– Laurent Grisoni (Inria, EZ3kiel),
– Hugobiwan Zolnir (digital visual artist)
– Roberto Di Cosmo (IRILL),
– Mark Atwood (Open Stack, HP),
– Dave Neary (RedHat),
– Sebastien Heymann (Gephi),
– Joanmarie Diggs (Gnome), Scott Wilson (Apache),
– Dan Shearer (Edinburg Academy),
– Andrew Katz (Moorcrofts).

Ce salon est une opportunité pour nous tous de rencontrer et de côtoyer durant
trois jours des acteurs majeurs de l’OSS, des personnes qui définissent l’Open
Source 3.0 😉 c’est aussi l’occasion de découvrir les tendances, d’échanger
des bonnes pratiques, de comprendre mieux la gestion de projets de type
communautaire… ALORS PROFITONS-EN !

La plupart de présentations se dérouleront en anglais. Les journées fOSSa sont
ouvertes à tous.

Alors pensez à réservez les 4, 5 et 6  décembre 2012 à EuraTechnologies , Lille,
France. Plus d’infos sur http://fossa.inria.fr/fr

Les membres du comité de programme et d’organisation de fOSSa sont Engineering
Group,EuraTechnologies, Framasoft, Inria, l’Insa de Lyon, la Mairie de Lille,
et l’Université de Paris 8.
Two big events
for the 4th fOSSa edition, we have two big events !

– `Revolution OS`_, the movie, open to any one who want to understand & learn
about FLOSS History
– Social Event, fOSSA 2012 is part of the Lille 3000 exposition, any fOSSa
attendee is invited to a open art show at Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille.

..  `Revolution OS`:  http://fossa.inria.fr/events/movie-revolution-os


Les conférences fOSSa sont gratuites (comme dans « bière gratuite » 😉 mais
pensez à vous enregistrer pour que nous puissions bien vous accueillir.

Démarrage des inscriptions le 31 octobre.

Merci pour votre soutien!

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