The Open Source World Conference (OSWC) is one of the leading events in Europe for open source technology. After six editions, the OSWC has become a leading national and international conference for open source software, attended by more than 8,000 people at the 2008 edition. Outstanding and prominent speakers such as Tim O'Reilly, Michail Bletsas or Rahaf Harfousch have helped to make it a multidisciplinary and multifaceted event, contributing their perspectives from the world of politics, society, business, academia, science and public administration.
This conference, organized by the regional government of Andalusia, in collaboration with CENATIC and the regional government of Extremadura, and supported by the most prominent companies in the ICT sector, has become a meeting place for anyone interested in innovation in open source software, including users, social agents, developers, business leaders, investors and public sector managers.
Under the slogan “An open business”, the Conference will primarily be a meeting place for professionals from user companies, technology service providers and public administrations. There will be a strong focus on business, especially outsourcing possibilities for companies in the sector that work with open source software.