Yuwei Lin | 5 Dec 16:51 2005
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CFP for a session on FLOSS at the EASST 2006 Conference

Dynamics in the FLOSS social world

Call for Papers for a session on FLOSS at the biennial conference of the 
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) to 
be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) from 23rd to 26th August, 2006

This session aims to contribute to the understanding of the 
heterogeneity, multiplicity and local enactments in the free/libre open 
source software (FLOSS) development by encouraging more contextualised 
and qualitative research. We encourage interested scholars to go beyond 
'motivation' questions (e.g. why FLOSS developers contribute) to explore 
fresh and challenging research questions emerging from the heterogeneous 
and dynamic FLOSS social world. Our aim is to bring the diversity and 
contingencies of this field to the front stage, including issuses of 
shifting identities and contested identities (such as shifts between 
users and developers and gendered politics). This is not to deny that 
there are also integrating technologies and practices at work, bringing 
people and code together in FLOSS projects. We thus invite interested 
scholars to explore both the sentrifugal and centripetal forces of FLOSS 
projects.

More specifically we encourage contributions on the following issues:

1)Discussions and analyses of the interdependency between FLOSS 
artefacts and actors (users/developers) in a specific context;
2)Accounts of change of the FLOSS projects (e.g. institutionalisation, 
disappearance);
3)Various ways in which FLOSS-development enact local politics;
4)Relationships between developers and users (working on-line and 
off-line);
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sksowe | 5 Dec 17:22 2005
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CFC:Emerging Free and Open Source Software Practices(Extended Deadline)

he November 30th, 2005 Call for Chapters submission deadline has been extended to Friday 16th, December  2005. Author who already submitted proposals need not submit again. -- -- Sulayman K. Sowe Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Informatics Thessaloniki 54124. Greece Tel: +30-2310-991927 Fax: +30-2310-998419 Dept. URL: http://sweng.csd.auth.gr/
Yuwei Lin | 7 Dec 15:33 2005
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Re: CFP for a session on FLOSS at the EASST 2006 Conference

Following up our earlier announcement of the CFP for a session on FLOSS 
at the biennial conference of the European Association for the Study of 
Science and Technology (EASST) to be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) from 
23rd to 26th August 2006, please note that the deadline now has been 
extended to 10 January 2006 (earlier than the official deadline of the 
EASST conference - 16 January 2006 - because we need time to make a 
selection of papers). For more information please see 
http://www2.unil.ch/easst2006/index.htm

Regards,
Yuwei Lin

> Dynamics in the FLOSS social world
> 
> Call for Papers for a session on FLOSS at the biennial conference of the 
> European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) to 
> be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) from 23rd to 26th August, 2006
> 
> This session aims to contribute to the understanding of the 
> heterogeneity, multiplicity and local enactments in the free/libre open 
> source software (FLOSS) development by encouraging more contextualised 
> and qualitative research. We encourage interested scholars to go beyond 
> 'motivation' questions (e.g. why FLOSS developers contribute) to explore 
> fresh and challenging research questions emerging from the heterogeneous 
> and dynamic FLOSS social world. Our aim is to bring the diversity and 
> contingencies of this field to the front stage, including issuses of 
> shifting identities and contested identities (such as shifts between 
> users and developers and gendered politics). This is not to deny that 
> there are also integrating technologies and practices at work, bringing 
> people and code together in FLOSS projects. We thus invite interested 
> scholars to explore both the sentrifugal and centripetal forces of FLOSS 
> projects.
> 
> More specifically we encourage contributions on the following issues:
> 
> 1)Discussions and analyses of the interdependency between FLOSS 
> artefacts and actors (users/developers) in a specific context;
> 2)Accounts of change of the FLOSS projects (e.g. institutionalisation, 
> disappearance);
> 3)Various ways in which FLOSS-development enact local politics;
> 4)Relationships between developers and users (working on-line and 
> off-line);
> 5)How different cultural differences between actors influence the FLOSS 
> development?
> 6)Multiple roles and Identities (blurring boundaries between developers 
> and users)
> 7)Gender issues;
> 8)FLOSS development practices and processes;
> 9)Managing and coordinating diversity in FLOSS projects (e.g. 
> leadership, authorities)
> 
> Deadlines
> The session organising committee invites abstracts (up to 300 words) on 
> any of the issues raised above. Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to 
> Yuwei Lin (yuwe{at}ylin.org) and Lars Risan (lars.risan{at}tik.uio.no) 
> by the 15 December 2005. Decisions on these will be communicated to 
> authors by the 1st of March 2006. Guidelines for preparing and 
> presenting papers are available at 
> http://www2.unil.ch/easst2006/guidelines.htm. For more information about 
> EASST 2006 conference please visit 
> http://www2.unil.ch/easst2006/callpapers.htm.
> 

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Dr Molly Cheah | 9 Dec 07:01 2005
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CBMS2006 - Special Track: The Use of OSS and ODF in Health and Medical Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS

        The Use of OSS and ODF in Health and Medical Systems

               Jun 22-23, 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah

                       Special Track at the
19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

The support of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Document Formats 
(ODF) in academic, governmental and business organizations has been 
continuously increasing over the last couple of years. However, the 
acceptance in the healthcare community is still low and adoption slow. 
This is often caused by misconceptions about OSS and ODF in relation to 
important issues such as software reliability and support, data security 
and legal liability. Healthcare IT solutions are available under OSS and 
ODF licenses, including Lab and EHR appliations, for small, medium and 
large clinical institutions.

As part of the IEEE symposium on CBMS, the Use of Open Source Software 
and Open Document Formats in Health and Medical Systems track invites 
original and high quality submissions addressing all aspects of OSS and 
ODF applications in the medical context. The topics of special interest 
include, but are not restricted to, the use of OSS and ODF in the 
following fields:

   * Bioinformatics
   * Biomedical Knowledge Management
   * Biomedical Ontologies
   * Biosurveillance and Disease Tracking
   * Community Building with OSS in Healthcare
   * Computerised Clinical Guidelines
   * Decision Support Systems
   * Drug and Interaction Databases
   * Electronic Health Record Systems
   * Health Care Applications for Mobile Devices
   * Health Information Systems
   * Laboratory Systems
   * Medical Imaging
   * Personal Health Records
   * Public Health Care Applications
   * Telehealth

Unlike workshops, where position papers and reports on initial and 
intended work are appropriate, papers selected for a special track 
should report on significant unpublished work suitable for publication 
as a conference paper and must not be simultaneously submitted or under 
review for any other workshop, conference or journal. Any paper found to 
be in violation of these rules will be rejected without review. More 
information about the symposium, registration fees and venue can be 
found on the CBMS 2006 Website.

Website:
--------
http://142.104.48.20/Benjamin.Jung/CBMS-06/OSS

Important Dates:
----------------
January 31st, 2006:
   Submission of paper (6 pages maximum)
March 1st, 2006
   Notification of acceptance
April 5th, 2006
   Final, camera-ready papers are due.
April 8th, 2006
   Pre-registration deadline.
June 22nd-23rd, 2006
   Conference.

You must pre-register to have your paper published in the proceedings. 
If you only plan to attend and are not submitting a paper, 
pre-registration is still strongly encouraged. This conference is 
space-limited, and registration may not be available on-site.
Katherine Stewart | 9 Dec 18:02 2005
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CN=Katherine Stewart/O=Bmgt is out of the office.

I will be out of the office starting 12/08/2005 and will not return until 12/16/2005.

I will respond to your message when I return.

Yuwei Lin | 12 Dec 19:26 2005
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International Open Source Embedded Software Competition

Thought this might be of interest to some of you:

International Open Source Embedded Software Competition
http://iosesc.openfoundry.org/

/yuwei
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Essoh Roger | 21 Dec 12:40 2005

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OPIAM, that stands for « Open Identity and Access Management », is derivated from an Atos Origin product called dir <at> web (*).
OPIAM aims at providing a suite of components that will help companies getting a reliable identity management policy, including :

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LDAP delegated content management
- User info display (advanced search, virtual view browsing, org chart, self-service,...) 
- Synchronization tool (near future)
- RBAC based authorization model (near future)
- Web SSO (future)
- PKI Cryptographic functionalities : signing, crypting, decrypting text, html forms, files, directories, ...(future)

More details can be found at : http://opiam.sourceforge.net/

NB : « Identity Management (IdM) is an integrated system of business processes, policies and technologies that enable organizations to facilitate and control their users' access to critical online applications and resources - while protecting confidential personal and business information from unauthorized users. ... »
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_management)

 (*)dir <at> web is a framework that helps developing user interface for LDAP content management.

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Vincent Lee | 31 Dec 12:15 2005
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Open Source ERP on J2EE

hi Everyone,

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am new to the mailing list, just wondering if anyone here is keen to explore
more opportunities of commercializing a web-based J2EE ERP (stable, and in
production, used by more than 100 shops in malaysia and Singapore) that runs on
Open Source Platform.

Cheers
Vincent

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