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OSiM adds developer sessions

May 21, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

The third annual “Open Source in Mobile” (OSiM) conference has announced sponsors and a general program of events. Scheduled for Sep. 17-18 at Berlin's Hotel Palace, OSiM will showcase 80 speakers, plus a new “DevSesh” developers track with a focus on mobile Linux.

(Click for larger view of OSiM exhibit hall layout)

This year's conference, which is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees, will feature business and technical tracks, plus training modules and coding sessions, and an exhibition floor. Improvements this year include more time for networking, including a cocktail reception, a gala dinner, speed networking, and a new online networking tool, says the event's host, Informa Telecoms & Media. In the layout for the exhibition hall, pictured above, OSiM offers a meeting place, located at left center, and a networking bar, indicated in red, at right center.

Announced sponsors include Gold sponsors Access, Azingo, and Wind River (all of which are LiMo collaborators), and Silver sponsors Ericsson and Intel. Sessions and speakers have not been announced, and OSiM is open to new speaker candidates, but tracks include titles such as “How the politics of open source have changed, and how you can take advantage,” “Combatting fragmentation,” and the intriguing “Life after Linux.”

The concurrent DevSesh sessions are free to developers. The first day is devoted to mobile Linux, and the second day offers a broader focus, with sessions on Web 2.0 and open source Java, as well as an early-morning GNOME GMAE masterclass. The first day's mobile Linux track includes the following presentations:

  • Defining standards… from the community upwards?
  • Developing Linux for mobile: case studies
  • Increasing the availability of mobile Linux tools & support

Although all three conferences have been set in Europe, OSiM is billed as a global conference, and past conferences have hosted some important global announcements. The inaugural OSiM, held in November 2006 in Amsterdam, featured the unveiling of OpenMoko. Last year's OSiM 2007 in Madrid, which drew attendees from over 42 countries, was spiced up by the announcement that Wind River was partnering with phone stack vendor Celunite (now called Azingo) to integrate their tools based on the LiMo Foundation specification. This partnership is now helping to develop the LiMo Platform software development kit (SDK).


“Open Source in Mobile” (OSiM) will be held Sep. 17-18 in Berlin, Germany, at the Hotel Palace. The DevSesh session are free to developers. More information and registration may be available here.

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