fOSSa 2010 Free Open Source Software Academia Conference Grenoble France.

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Workshop Abstract & Bio

Here are all the abstract and bio of the fOSSa Workshops Speakers…

Title & Abstract Speaker & Bio

PLUME Véronique Baudin Research
How to get visibility using PLUME/RELIER portal PLUME-LAAS
Logo-LAAS-CNRS-400 Veronique Baudin is a research engineer at CNRS-LAAS (Laboratory of the French National Center for Scientific Research).

She has developed softwares (production management, discrete event simulation using PetriNets) used by many companies and universities.

Since 1992 she has worked with the “Communications Software” research group at LAAS on various projects related to systems using high speed multimedia communications networks for cooperative applications.

Sonal Alex ALBER Research
Logiciel innovant de
retranscription d’entretiens audio
Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi – Laboratoire
Sonal is a free and innovative software helping scholars and students to transcribe and analyse their scientific interviews. It works like a sampler gathering both audio and text abstracts from all the interviews collected during a research so to build a “qualitative database”. It then becomes a very powerful tool for qualitative data analysis.

After a brief overview of the software’s functionning, I will explain why I chose to spead it as a free software and why I need some help in order to make it both free and open source.

Je suis… Je suis… TOP… “Docteur en sociologie de l’Université de Versailles St-quentin en Yvelines, aujourd’hui Maître de Conférences à l’Université François Rabelais de Tours.

Je suis spécialisé dans la sociologie de l’encadrement du secteur public mais j’ai la particularité de beaucoup m’investir dans la réflexion méthodologique et d’avoir conçu plusieurs logiciels scientifiques dont Sonal.”


Opensource Maturity Model Alberto Sillitti Methodology
Monitoring OSS project efficiently! Bolzano University IT, QualiPSo
The QualiPSo OpenSource Maturity Model (OMM) is a methodology for assessing Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) and more specifically the FLOSS development process.OMM helps in building trust in the development process of companies using or producing FLOSS.
The aim of the methodology is to enable software companies to use FLOSS software in production and, in particular, in their main stream products and not only in prototypes.

The objectives of OMM are:
1. To provide FLOSS communities a basis for developing products efficiently and making their products trustworthy for the potential customers, and also for integrating companies.
2. To provide FLOSS integrators a basis for evaluating the processes used by the FLOSS communities.

OMM is interchangeably referred to as model and methodology. It is first a model that contains all the elements that have to be assessed, but it is also a set of rules and guidelines describing how to conduct the assessment process.

OMM has been designed to be compatible with CMMI that is a widely adopted model in the industry.

Alberto Sillitti, Ph.D., PEng is Associate Professor at the Faulty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.He is involved in several EU funded projects related to Open Source Software and Agile Methods in which he applies non-invasive measurement approaches.

He has served as member of the program committee of several international conferences and as program chair of OSS 2007 in Limerick (Ireland).

His research areas include open source development, agile methods, software engineering, non-invasive measurement, web services.

He is co-author of the book titled “Agile Technologies in Open Source Development” published by IGI Global in 2009.




Successfull Interoperability Practices Yuri Glickman Methodology

Fraunhofer DE, QualiPSo


Yuri Glickman is a senior researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), which he joined in January 2001.Yuri Glickman was/is actively involved in numerous industrial and research projects for telecommunication and eGovernment systems by means of designing and testing new generation QoS networks, designing and implementing TTCN-3 based and model driven test systems following the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) approach, technical interoperability testing of open source software systems, modelling, monitoring, simulation and optimisation of business processes, design and development of a secure eGovernment and mGovernment platforms. yuri

TrustedBird Laurent Cailleux Public Sector
Security extensions to the Mozilla Thunderbird email client
Trustedbird is an open source project managed by the French Ministry of Defence that is focused on integrating new enterprise features and extensions to the Thunderbird email client. The main objectives of this project are to meet military and civilian requirements in different domains, and in particular for the security domain.The Trustedbird project is composed of several modules. An email client, based on Mozilla Thunderbird with several integrated features (mainly security features), called Trustedbird. Different add-ons which work with Mozilla Thunderbird or Trustedbird. Are also available server scripts which manage an email gateway with priorities.

All modules are distributed under free software licenses MPL version 1.1+, GPL version 2+ and LGPL version 2.1+.

French ministry of defence,
DGA Information Superiority. Communication and Information Systems
(CIS) engineer. Technical lead for Trustedbird project.




laurent cailleux

Moodle Marc Humbert & Rennard Jean-philippe Public Sector
GEM experience in eLearning, un retour d’expérience sur l’utilisation de la plateforme Open source Moodle

- Presentation of MOODLE in GEM environment
- Presentation of the developers and user communities
- Presentation of GEM usage in the opencourseware field

GEM School, France



BonitaSoft Charles Souillard Misc.
The BPM game-changer BonitaSoft & OW2 Consortium


Chief Technical Officer and co-founder.

Charles leads the BonitaSoft product development organization. Charles coordinates with the Bonita community and users to define the product roadmap and is responsible for its execution.

Prior to BonitaSoft, he was head of the Bonita core development team within Bull and has significant experience developing critical application with Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture technologies.

Charles holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Polytech de Grenoble (France).


HELIOS Olivier Berger Forges
Bugs tracking at a large scale in the open source ecosystem Telecom SudParis

The presentation will illustrate the work we’ve done in the HELIOS project (System@tic R&D cluster / Special interest group on FLOSS), and will present some elements related to Semantic Web techniques for large scale bug tracking, as well as the standard protocol OSLC-CM which allows the development of real interoperable applications (with a demo of our server modules for Mantis and FusionForge).

Interoperability forge Sébastien Campion Forges
Interoperability and data lock-in of forges

INRIA Research Engineer
Service of Experimental plateforms & Development + TEXMEX – Research Team
Academic projects can have very different life cycles.
They may, for example, start by the prototype needed for experiment  and finish in open-source software or could be transferred for an industrial development.

Practically and in the best cases, users retain a copy of version
control data and lose the knowledge capitalization contained in other tools like the artifact trackers (bug tracker, RFE trackers lists). The projects have a life cycle and thus an end.

Again, the concept of archiving is not taken into account in software forges.

To respond to these problems of data lock, Eric Raymond has initiated the development of the tool ForgePlucker.
Under COCLICO project, INRIA has contributed to the development of the tool to allow full export of a project from FusionForge but also proposed a change in this forge for importing data.

Research engineer at INRIA Rennes, i maintain and develop a multimedia indexation plateform for the team Texmex to enable creation of efficient search algorithm in large dataset (10 millions of images, 10 000 hours of videos, …)

I also manage de INRIA Forge services that hosts 2300 projects with 9000 users registrated (near half terabytes of data)


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Qualipso factory

Christophe Bouthier Forges
Next generation forge!




Christian Remy Forges

NovaforgeFeedback on the use of NovaForge in a production environment

Christian Remy3Christian REMY is currently Program Director of the Bull Open Source software forge, NovaForge.

After many years of software development management, he has been specifically involved in Open Source activities and collaborative projects.

Founding member of the Open Source Objectweb Consortium (now OW2), he managed then the Bull Open Source Competence Center.

Participates currently to the Qualipso European project and coordinates the French Coclico project.




Davide Dalle Carbonare Tooling
Quality monitoring in OSS Projects

Engineering Group, QualiPSo, OW2

The workshop is dedicated to Spago4Q platform (, the free/open source platform to measure, analyze and monitor quality of products, processes and services, and to its practical usage.A quick overview will highlight the concepts at the base of Spago4Q platform and its most interesting features. Besides, it focuses on Spago4Q adoption within the EU QualiPSo project ( and the Italian Competence Center (, as single point of aggregation for data analysis and results computation and visualization.Web link: Davide is an Open Source consultant and IT solution architect at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.He is actually working on various activities such as: quality monitoring of software processes and products; software selection; collaborative methodologies for project management, software development infrastructures integrating open source tools; project automation; performance test and application profiling.He is currently involved in the EU QualiPSo project, working on trustworthy results and processes.




Ubuntu cloud strategy Nicolas Barcet Cloud
Can IaaS be used in your Labs?
Infrastructure as a Service could be a great tool to share access to computing power between labs without impeding on the tooling choices each lab may have done.This session will start by a short presentation of the open source IaaS solutions that can be deployed on top of Ubuntu and will be followed by a discussion on how this could or could not be applicable to your environments. 00fad16
Nick Barcet joined Canonical in September 2007 as Ubuntu Server Product Manager, focusing on bringing together the requirements that our users have in order to make our server product the easiest platform to deploy in business, enterprises and Internet data centers.More recently Nick is transitioning to a Cloud Architect role to help organizations (customers and partners) define their cloud strategy and build their own cloud infrastructures.Previously Nick worked at Intel as a Technical Marketing Manager and at Novell as an Identity Management consultant and pre-sales manager.

As such he was involved on multiple very large projects deployment projects.



Why ? Sébastien Paumier Research
Why academic software should be
open source


Unitex Sébastien Paumier Research
A corpus processing system LIGM


ITOP Erwan Taloc ITILL methodology
An OpenSource alternative to deploy ITIL best practices. Combodo Startup
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Agile management Davide Dalle Carbonare AGILE methodologies
OSS Agile project management
tools framework
Engineering Group, QualiPSo
This workshop rise the point of view to how the Agile Project Management can be supported by open source tools and practices, to ease management, development and monitoring activities. This part is based on the field experience of different development groups facing real daily needs. Davide is an Open Source consultant and IT solution architect at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.He is actually working on various activities such as: quality monitoring of software processes and products; software selection; collaborative methodologies for project management, software development infrastructures integrating open source tools; project automation; performance test and application profiling. davide



Matthieu Herrb Hardware
Visualisation 3D en robotique et
systèmes embarqués




Eric Fleury Hardware
A very large scale open wireless
sensor network platform
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Didier Donsez Hardware
OSS RFID Tooling & Framework

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ADELE, Joseph Fourier University, AspireRFID,


Open Source? To trust or not to trust?

Davide Taibi Methodology
MOSST Initiative – Method & portal to assess/evaluate of the quality of FLOSS

Università degli Studi dell’Insubria in Como
& Varese, Italy, QualiPSo

The workshop focuses on the trustworthiness issues of FLOSS products.Specifically, the workshop will illustrate the models defined in the QualiPSo project, based on the trustworthiness factors identified during the QualiPSo project:

- the MOSST model (Model for Open Source Software Trustworthiness), which addresses the trustworthiness of FLOSS products themselves

- the OP2A  model (Open Product Portal Assessment), which helps developers assess the quality and completeness of the information provided by FLOSS websites and repositories.

After the models are described, possible improvements and a roadmap for future work will be discussed with the audience.

Davide Taibi is a PhD student in Computer Science at the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria in Como and Varese, Italy.His research interests include: Empirical Software Engineering and measurement, especially concerning OSS quality evaluation, OSS business models and natural language

He has been actively involved in the quality area of QualiPSo since the beginning of the project.

Davide Taibi is also the Sales Director
of the Italian Open Source competence center (




Andrea Gioia & Emmanuel Belo Open Data / Initiative
The open source location intelligence ecosystem

GeoBI initiative is a joint effort of companies, organizations, projects’ communities and individuals set up to:

- improve the coordination work in the Location Intelligence area disseminate BI knowledge in the GIS world and vice-versa promote the integration between BI and Geographical Systems strengthen connections among members and support new business opportunities

- create a research network focused on Location Intelligence turn research results into innovative enterprise-level applications.

all sharing the same principles:
- We want to create new value through GIS and BI integration separation of concerns.
- We focus on the integration of GIS and BI software stacks, keeping them as decoupled as possible; reinventing GIS functionalities into existing BI suites or vice-versa is no-sense constant growth.
- We believe that LI solutions must be able to scale up functionalities and costs incrementally, focusing on the answer to real users’ requirements, avoiding the all-or-nothing option low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership): we believe that only by reducing the TCO, the Location Intelligence can become pervasive.

Andrea Gioia, Engineering Group,
Emmanuel Belo, Camptocamp


HTML5 & Kompozer

Fabien Cazenave HTML5
Declarative approach for HTML Timing using SMIL/Timesheets

KOMPOZER Project Leader, INRIA


I’ve just been hired by INRIA to develop a Mozilla-based, multimedia-dedicated, web authoring tool. I’m working in a team that has been very active in the SVG and SMIL working groups and that has developed Amaya a while ago. After three months working here, I came up with two conclusions:

* the full SMIL spec (≠ SVG animations) is completely overkill for web browsers
* the SMIL/Timing module is magic: simple to use and offers a lot of cool features to web pages like timing, media synchronization and user interaction management. I wish this could be part of HTML5!

I’m currently working on a JavaScript implementation of the SMIL/Timing module. I’ve had the opportunity to give a lightning talk about this project at the Mozilla Summit in Whistler, and I’ve made significant progress since.

Here’s a quick overview of SMIL/Timing and how we can use it in web pages. The full story and all the demos are on



FossBazar-SPDX initiative

Martin Michlmayr Legal Issue
The State of Open Source Licensing & Ways to Improve It

HP OSS Division, Debian, Cyrius


Love it or hate it but correct licensing is an important component of every free software and open source project.
This is especially true as an increasing number of corporations are adopting and distributing open source applications and code.

This talk will therefore give an overview of the current state of open source licensing, discussing topics such as contributing agreements and copyright agreements such as Joint Copyright Assignments (JCA).

The talk will also discuss about ways of identifying licensing information in code using tools like FOSSology. Finally, ideas for improving the current state of open source licensing are proposed.

In particular, the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) effort will be present, which is working on a standard to exchange copyright and licensing information about open source software.




Understanding intellectual property in academic software…

Teresa Gomez Diaz Legal Issue
…comparing scientific publications and software distribution



While intellectual property issues seem to be well known in scientific publications, we have found that there are  not so much well understood for software produced at research laboratories.

After a first experience on dealing with the software produced  at LIGM ( followed by the increasing experience on the PLUME project (, we think that it is necessary to understand better the legal aspects of software production for research.

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Legal Issue experiences from the Haiku project!

Francois Revol Education
Legal issues in the Haiku community. This talk will present the legal issue strategy in the Haiku project .. moving from an Prioritory software to an OSS one.. the fear of the community.. the patents.. GPL3…

One of the TOP Haiku contributor and Phd Student at University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.

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