What is fOSSa?

The Free Open Source Software for Academia is a conference about Open Source and beyond: Open education, open collaboration, open data, open standard, open hardware & … open-ness.

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Free/Libre Open source (FLOSS) can be seen as a development, collaboration, distribution, marketing and disruptive innovation model that has gradually fostered the built up of a new collaborative way of working in the R&D domain, often evolving towards the creation of an organised community.

The increasing connections at the international level raise a need for remote collaboration around the world that emphasises the need to organise the creation, promotion and sustainability of such projects. Open Source model has proved its efficiency to address this new way of working.Nevertheless, successfully launching, developing and maintaining an FLOSS project is not always a spontaneous action, since it relies on a structured approach and requires good knowledge and practice of the FLOSS culture.

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fOSSa 2014 Team

Steering committee

  • Pascal Guitton, Inria,
  • Jean‐François Marchandise, Fing,
  • Pierre‐Yves Oudeyer, Inria,
  • Stéphane Ribas, Inria,
  • Stéphane Ubéda, Inria.


Program committee

  • Bertrand Braunschweig, Inria Rennes,
  • Patrick Guillaud, Inria,
  • Pierre Yves Oudeyer, Inria Bordeaux,
  • Sophie Mahéo, Fing
  • Stephane Ribas, Inria
  • Stéphane Ubéda, Inria
  • Hugo Zolnir, LabFab Rennes


Organization committee

  • Edith Blin, Inria,
  • Nathalie Lacaux, Inria,
  • Caroline Lafon, Inria,
  • Astrid Goisneau, Inria,
  • Patrick Guillaud, Inria,
  • Stephane Ribas, Inria.


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fOSSa 2013 is designed by Geoffrey Dorne

Welcome , today is Friday, May 22, 2015