[ogg-dev] FOMS workshop deadline approaching

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 01:29:41 PDT 2008

Hi all,

Below is an invitation to participate in the open media software
developer workshop FOMS to be held in January 2009 in Hobart,

If you are keen to go, but cannot get your employer to sponsor your
trip, register by tomorrow (or as soon as you can) and request travel
Others can still register closer to the date, but you might want to
start planning and booking your trip.

You should really consider participating if you are a developer in
Xiph or Annodex, since many in our community will be attending and we
always get a huge buzz out of it and lots of new code. :-)

See you there!


Call for Participation

Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS)
Developer Workshop
Thursday 15 - Friday 16 January 2009
Hobart (Tasmania), Australia

Important Dates:

 Submissions open: 11th June 2008
 Submissions close: 31st August 2008
 Notification: 30th September  2008

What is FOMS:

Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS) is a developer workshop to
widen cooperation and interoperability among open source media
projects. Meet and discuss your plans for the next 12 months and forge
relationships with other developers to unwind the kinks, making open
media kick ever more ass.

This is a call for participation in the third FOMS meeting, which will
be held in Hobart, Australia over two days in January leading up to
linux.conf.au 2009.

The FOMS meeting is organised by developers for developers.

FOMS caters for developers with topics of interest in and related to:

 * open audio & video codecs
 * open audio & media frameworks
 * audio infrastructure
 * web video (HTML5 audio/video) and crossover with open source
 * mobile video
 * open audio & video applications
 * open metadata
 * open media standards

The proximity to linux.conf.au allows us also to discuss audio- and
video-related issues with the developers of Open Source kernel,
networking and desktop systems.

How to attend / submit:

FOMS attendees will be developers of open media software from the
community as well as professional delegates from companies with a
background and interest in this space. The attendance fee for
professional delegates is A$420 - community participation is free.
Attendees are expected to have a background in open media software.

If you would like to attend, please contact
foms-committee(at)lists.annodex.net and tell us why you should be
there. Also mention if you require travel assistance.

Coincident Conferences:

Since FOMS2009 is happening the week before linux.conf.au, in the same
city, you may want to consider submitting a proposal for that
conference as well.

Travel Funding:

FOMS highly values it's developer attendees. FOMS has provided a
limited number of sponsorships for travel funding for the best
developers since it's beginning. Further travel sponsorship can be
achieved by being an accepted speaker to linux.conf.au. The Linux
Foundation also has travel sponsorships to important events like FOMS
and LCA.

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