This is a formal call for papers. The Open Source India Tech Days (formerly
] is scheduled for March 12-14, 2009, at the
Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. The 2009 edition will have a strong flavour of
technology in it—thus the addition of the word "Tech Days". The target
audience of OSI Tech Days ’09 will be (1) IT Managers and (2) Software
Developers, who in turn will represent the needs of India’s varied industry
segments. Following are the track details for the event:
Software Developers’ Track
12th March: FOSS-enabled software development
13th March: FOSS-powered Mobile phones (and devices)
IT Managers’ Track
12th March: FOSS Tools for IT Managers
13th March: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
14th March: FOSS-powered desktop (KDE, GNOME, OpenOffice.org
, Mozilla, etc.)
Additional note: Considering the world-wide recession, the idea is to turn
this into an opportunity (for good) for large-scale FOSS adoption around the
region. Thus, the idea behind Tech Days is to demonstrate to the mass how with
FOSS we can make computing better, faster and cheaper, whether it's deployment
We're looking for experts in their particular domain of work, who could be
working for an organisation, or as an individual. You can ping us off-list
with the following details at lfyedit [AT] efyindia [DOT] com:
 Which particular track and the target audience of the talk.
 Title of the talk, with a brief outline.
 A little bit of background information about yourself.
 Whether you've ever spoken earlier.
 Whether you'd require travel, logistics, or any other facilities.
With best regards,
LINUX For You magazine