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Common Belgium - Open Source Applications

by Pilot Systems last modified 2008-12-08 16:47

Common Belgium organizes a day dedicated to Open Source Applications on December 17 in Brussels. This day allows you to participate to several conferences to put theory into practice. The program includes talks about the Content Management Systems Plone.

Open Source Applications: putting theory into practice

09:00 - 09:30 - Welcome coffee

09:30 - 10:40 - Costs of Open Source licenses and its business model in Europe by Jérémie Cayla (Pilot Systems)
The goal of this presentation is to focus on Open Source licenses, which are often confusing for people who are new to Open Source software. We will also analyze how Open Source software makes business and its perspectives in the coming years.

11:00 - 11:40 - Linux on System i & Power Systems by Fabian Michel (IBM)
This presentation will give you an overview on how to implement Linux on a System i or on a Power System. What are the prerequisites, what distributions are supported, what are the unique advantages of Linux on Power, and what are the newest possibilities offered on the platform.

11:40 - 12:50 - PHP on System i by Christian Durel (Zend)
Zend Technologies, The PHP Company, in collaboration with IBM has developed a complete offer for the development and the exploitation of PHP applications on Power System. Zend Solutions for IBM, provide all the capability businesses need to expose, and extend PHP application logic to customers, partners and employees. This presentation will show how Power System users can quickly develop modern web-based applications which fully exploit the power of open source PHP whilst capitalizing on the high performance of their Power Systems. Leveraging PHP, Zend Solutions and IBM businesses have the ideal equation for application modernization.

12:50 - 13:40 Lunch

13:40 - 14:50 - The new Desktop Equation: a Linux workstation virtualized and centralized with DotRiver by François Aubriot (DotRiver)
DotRiver has built an innovative and unique solution with only open source programs to re-use old PCs of 10 years or more that are declared obsolete by current PC technology. All desktop information is centralized and we can access it from all kinds of "terminals" with a stronger security. This is not a simple open source software installed Linux OS desktop, it transforms the work and management philosophy of the desktops. DotRiver proposes this "new desktop equation" for all organizations (public, private, small and large). The DotRiver initiative is supported by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).

14:50 - 15:10 Coffee

15:10 - 16:30 - Plone, from content management to web applications by Jérémie Cayla (Pilot Systems)
Plone, a professional Open Source Content Management System, is also an Application Generator.


December 17,  2008 from 09:00 to 16:30


IBM Forum, Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42, 1130 Brussels.

(for more details, click here)


If you want to participate to this event, please register here.

NB: The conferences are in english.