RMLL: Les Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre
The Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL, Libre Software Meeting) are a yearly event where all actors of FLOSS from all around the world can gather, discuss, and work on software, but also on other topics such as art, law or health. It was created in Bordeaux by the local LUG in 2000 and has been held in a new town every year since then. This year, Strasbourg will be hosting the event from 9th to 14th of July. There will be 13 tracks, which means ca. 250 talks and workshops, given by people from 22 countries, with 3 keynotes:
- Richard Stallman is coming from the USA to tell us about the history and philosophy of Free Software
- Pr Ratib is coming from Switzerland to tell us about OsiriX, a 3d and 4d image viewer used in hospitals
- Mishi Choudhary is coming from India and presenting “Free Software Globalization : Freeing Societies”
Schedule is being regularly updated.
Developers, users, translators, or any other kind of contributors… at least 4000 of them are expected. Besides the talks, visitors will be able to enjoy the village with up to 70 booths held by project representatives, which is a great opportunity to finally meet the people behind that piece of software that you really like and use everyday.
Alongside the conference, a festival of free digital arts will be held where people will be able to enjoy music, video, and live coding, while drinking free (as in speech) beer that has been brewed especially for the event. For spouses and those who would like to take a break, visits to the cathedral and the old wine cellar of the hospital will be organised. Also make sure you get your ticket for the banquet on Wednesday the 13th.