We're within throwing distance of the Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) now, and if you haven't registered yet, well, click here, here, or here (all roads lead to Rome), and do it! Registration is $40 on-line, or $60 at the door. And, in case you needed another reason to click here, our good friends at Amsdell have generously given us an iPod Nano. We'll be giving it to one lucky person who registers on-line before October 8th--probably you.
Content wise, it's going to be two packed days of free software and open source as defined by Mozilla, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP, OpenOffice.org, Miro, ActiveState, Facebook, SourceForge.net, the Shuttleworth Foundation, and so many more. There's even a talk by David Eaves that's so big, so intense, and so secret that even he doesn't know what it's going to be about! (David, have I mentioned that I need your talk info?).
In addition to the usual technical talks and workshops, one of the main things I'm excited about with this year's event is the number of things for media/arts folk. Yesterday we confirmed that artists/musicians Dafydd Hughes and David McCallum, who do crazy-cool things with jazz/acoustic/electronic music mixed with open source software, will be doing a live music set during Thursday night's beer bash. And just this morning Mike Hoye of TFO got added to the line-up.
It's going to be amazing, and I'd like to personally invite you to come and be part of the action. If you're already registered, help spread the word with some blog-love, by sharing an invite via Facebook, or Upcoming, or do whatever it is you web3.8 kids do.