fOSSa, it’s three thematics (19-20-21 Nov. 2014).


fOSSa, it’s two collaborative workshops organized by La Fing – Day 2


fOSSa, it’s also collaborative village where you will be able to hack open hardware material !

Below you will find the program at a glance and, track detail – in depth – at the bottom of this page.All the talks are in english. Registration is FREE like in free beer.

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Wednesday 19 nov Day 1

13H00 – 13H45 Welcome Open Coffee

13H45 – 14H00 Prolegomenon by Stephane Ribas, Bertrand Braunschweig & Mme Isabelle PELLERIN, Rennes Métropole, vice-présidente déléguée à l’enseignement supérieur, la recherche et l’innovation.
 Wednesday 19 nov Day 1
  • Crypto-Currencies in context
  • Crypto-Currencies let’s look under the hood, let’s look beyond !
    • Overview of past & current monetary practices to provide the context needed to understand the merits and limitations of current currencies models. Past, present, future of currencies from a historical & economical point of view. Towards to a P2P cryptocurrency model?
    • Crypto-currencies algorithms can be applied to other domains, come to this track and see by yourself what you can do !

14H00 – 15H00 Bernard Lietaer

  • “Why money needs to change now!”
  • The current monopoly of conventional money is a main source for unsustainable behaviors. New currency designs – among which  crypto-currencies, but not only crypto-currencies ! – can contribute to make the necessary shifts more smoothly.


15H00 – 15H30 Nicolas Houy
  • “Focus on crypto-currencies, its algorithms, its business models, its limits?”
15H30 – 16H00 Coffee break
16H00 – 16H30 Christian Grothoff 
  • “Taler: Taxable Anonymous Libre Electronic Reserves”
  • Taler, a Chaum-style digital currency using blind signatures that enables anonymous payments while ensuring that entities that receive payments are auditable and thus taxable !


16H30 – 17H00 Olivier Auber
  • P2P Society & P2P money manifesto.
17H00 – 17H30 Chris Ellis
  • Crypto Currencies in Context: Feathercoin & Hullcoin in action ! 
  • Come and see the implementation of two important crypto-currencies Hullcoin & Feather coin. Don’t miss it!
  • Surprise : Chris Ellis will also show us that the dyke has yield: Crypto-Currencies algorithms can be applied to other domain that Chris will present, he will also show codes!
17H30 – 17H45 Short Coffee break
17H45 – 18H45 Debate
  • Transitions about Crypto-currencies and beyond
  • Organised & chaired by Chris Ellis
18H45 - 20H00 Open Cocktail


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Thursday 20 november, Day 2
  • The new hardware bazaar
    // Come and see how people are implementing open hardware projects
    // Let’s debate about Open hardware business models, what’s coming next ?

  • Workshop on digital transitions
    // The open: A transition journey ?

  • Open hardware Village
    // You don’t own it if you can’t open it
    // Come & hack !


08H30-09H00 Welcome coffee &
Prolegomenon by Hugobiwan Zolnir,

09H00-10H00 Benjamin Tincq (OuiShare)


  • P2P Collaborative society
  • Open Hardware Business models
  • The future of free objects ?


10H00-10H30 Laurent Toutain (Télécom Bretagne)

  • Lightweight Architecture & Protocols for the Internet of Things
  • Is IPv6 adapted to IoT ? 


10H30-11H00 Coffee break


11H00-11H30 Woelab / WAFATE 


11H30-12H00 Genome Assembly on a Raspberry Pi

  • This work shows that the genome assembly program MINIA is able to assemble a 100 Mbp genome on a Raspberry Pi !
  • Guillaume Collet & Guillaume Rizk, INRIA.


12H00-12H30 Inmoov project

  • InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot. Replicable on any home 3D printer with a 12x12x12cm area, it is conceived as a development platform for Universities, Laboratories, Hobbyist, but first of all for Makers.
  • Gael Langevin (Maker Faire Sydney, Orlando, NY, Paris, Geek Picnic Moscow).


12H30-14H00 Open Lunch :-)


14H00-15H00 Debate chaired by Norbert Friant (Responsable du service Aménagement et usages du numérique de Rennes Métropole)

  • Open hardware business models ? Towards an open P2P mesh r-evolution ?
  • Previous speakers



15H00-18H00 Foresight workshop on “The open: a transition journey?” organized by La Fing, and in parallel,



15H00-18H00 Hardware Bazaar VILLAGE // come and hack!



18H00-20H00 6mn of serendipity & Cocktail – Organized by La Fing -

  • Carrefour des possibles from 18H00 to 19H00
    • 6 to 8 projects présentations
    • The list of the selected projects will be announced only at the last minute !


  • Open COCKTAIL from 19H-20h !
    • Come & share with all the speakers & participants.


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Friday 21 nov Day 3


  • Open knowledge creation
  • Crowdsourcing scientific research
    // Open science boilt down to providing open access to the results of research (open publications, open data, open code, …) but why don’t we go further by opening & crowdsourcing the process of knowledge creation itself?
    // Come & understand how to implement this!

09H00 – 09H30 Welcome coffee

09H30 – 10H00 José Cotta

  • Digital Science @ Europe Commission
  • Open Science policies at european level, what we learned, what are the good practices…


10H00 – 10H30 Open science platform


10H30 – 11H00 Coffee Break

11H00 – 11H30 Open science platform e-biogenouest

  •  E-biogenouest ? A regional Life Sciences initiative for data integration: bridging data, metadata & computation
  •  Presented by Oliver Collin & Yvan Le Bras.


11H30 – 12H00 Open science platform CominWeb

  • Presented by Albert Benveniste & William Dedzoe,


12H00 – 13H00 Debate 

  • Chair Jacques François Marchandise (FING)


13H00 – 14H00 MINI Speech by Bertrand Braunschweig and open Lunch to close the conference.


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Topics description

// Crypto Currencies in context
// Crypto Currencies let’s look under the hood , let’s look beyond !

Day 1

We all agree that “Money is everywhere”, isn’t it?
But how many of us knows where does it come from ? who creates it ? How does it really work?

Do you think that when a technology stakes are high, impacting tremendously the society, this technology has to stay open ?
For instance, what would have happenned if the protocol HTTP would be closed?


Linux system is nowadays everywhere, security protocols are open and we can easily detect defects in the code…

Art gets open, Hardware gets opens, Vehicules gets open,… but what about money?


We propose in this track to figure out how a currency works today and what are the new challenges arising.

We will look at crypto – currencies in context, we will also look under the hood and discuss how the IT technologies is bringing some very interesting tools in this domain (are they fixing the currency limits as we currently forsee?).
But that’s not all, the dyke has yield and crypto-currencies algorithms can be applied to other domains, come to this track and see byyourself what you can do !


This track will be a great opportunity to better understand what is money and figure out the prospect of the future “open money web”.


// The New Hardware Bazaar – Day 2

 Emmanuel Gilloz
Open Source has proven it efficienty in the field of improvable, iterable code & in collective ecosystem.
At present, open-source shows its efficienty in the material field : Mix up people, open source software, makers machinery, all open source & open hardware and you get a new revolution !

Jewelry, accessories, houses, agricultural machinery, vehicules, furnitures, prostheses for the disabled, humanoid robots, or DNA scanners are now documented, replicable and open-source iterable ! Often at a very competitive price.

This session will aim at discovering amazing and remarkable projects in the domain of the material (using iterated methods familiar to free communities).

Critical questions for the future will be presented: What can be the economic models? futur industrial paradigms? creative shock ? What about intellectual property for free objects ?

So many axes to explore with stakeholders in society, far beyond the core contributors of the open source communities.

If you can’t open it, you don’t own it, come and discuss with us about the future open hardware transition.

 // Open knowledge creation – Day 3

Open science is today beginning to take a new turn, revolutionizing how scientific research is achieved. So far, open science boilt down to providing open access to the results of research (open publications, open data, open code, …). Some initiatives have taken it one stage further by opening and crowdsourcing the process of knowledge creation itself. Here, researchers provide publicly (on blogs, wikis or forums) the current state of their ongoing work and experimentation, and explain what they are achieving but also where they are blocked.
This aims to crowdsource the creativity and intelligence of other colleagues outside their labs, or of non-scientists. An example is the Polymath project, where for example high-profile mathematicians leveraged the help of an online community of mathematicians to solve important problems they were encountering. This allows science to progress fastest, and even to reach results otherwise unreachable. This goes also further than participative science, where for example everyone can contribute observations of stars or plants to fill in the databases of scientists. Here it is the very process of understanding and problem solving which is crowdsourced.
This is at the same time shacking the traditional model of authorship in science. The notion of being “the” person of “the” lab who discovered a phenomenon or invented a new method becomes blurred, as they can be generated by large group of partially anonymous contributors. This also opens the possibility to other researchers to explore alternatives of one’s own openly communicated idea and get to the goal earlier. Such challenges have already found stimulating approaches in the world of open-source software and hardware. Yet, specific questions arise when they are applied to scientific research, related to the organization and recognition of authorship in science.
The special session on open science at Fossa will explore these new directions where the process of discovery is being reinvented, as well as the challenges that arise.


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Day 2 – 20th of november 2014


As part of its Digital Disruptions prospection cycle “Transitions”, and of the 6th edition of the free Open Source Software academia (fOSSa), the Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération (FING) will organise on thursday November 20th (15h to 18h) a workshop in Rennes, in partnership with Inria, the Cantine Numérique rennaise and the Rennes Labfab.

Which is the role of openness in systems’ transformation journey ?

​We will focus ​to the “open” as a dynamics of transition to be challenged:

- its effect on fields where it is in action
- the necessary conditions so that other fields benefit from this trigger
- the “plug and play” models of openness, and especially the “bazaar »

>> Registration for this specific workshop (we need to calibrate the room)<<

The results of this workshop will feed the joint publication “Digital Disruptions 2015″, to be published in March 2015.


 carrefour-des-possibles-fossa-2013-chapo_vignetteDay 2 – 20th of november 2014

Are you currently the leader/owner of an innovative project in the field of open source ? If your projects meets these criterias, we invite you to promote it by presenting it at 6 minutes of Serendipity (Carrefour des Possibles), hosted by Inria Rennes Center, on November, 20th. 2014. Take care : proposals accepted until November, 4th. 2014.

During fOSSa 2014, the Fing organises an edition of 6 minutes of Serendipity (Carrefour des Possibles), with Inria, and the Cantine Numérique and the LabFab de Rennes.

What are the awaited projects?

Proposals must be presented in the form of use scenarios, ie : you must demonstrate how your service is to be utilized from a user’s perspective (including user profile, usage context, and tasks to be performed). In addition, an outline of the principles of your business model must be included in your application. Proposals that represent a break with the existing market will be preferred!

While this Call for Proposals is open to anyone, priority consideration will be given to projects submitted by start-ups, research laboratories, SOHOs and small businesses; we will also consider submissions made by larger companies.


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