During this one week in Paris, four major Open Source events will be taking place, gathering for the first time the brightest minds, decision-makers and major players in Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware and Open Data from around the world.

Meet them in Paris!

One Week. One city. Four events.

Open World Forum

« Take back control of your information systems and your digital life! » : 200 talks and an exhibition with the major open source players will allow IT professionals to explore Open Source, Open Hardware, Open Data and the Open Web with the world's top technical, business and thought leaders, and the most vibrant communities.

Oct 30th - Oct 31th

Free event! (Registration required)

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OW2con'14, the annual conference of the OW2 open source community, brings together technology experts, software architects, IT developers, project managers and decision-makers from all around the world.

Nov 4th - Nov 6th

Free event! (Registration required)

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OpenStack Summit

A five-day conference for OpenStack contributors, enterprise users, service providers, application developers and ecosystem members.

Nov 3rd - Nov 7th

Starting à $300

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Open Compute Summit

The Open Compute Project technologies is an open hardware project whose goal is to develop servers and data centers following the model traditionally associated with open source software projects.

Oct 30th - Oct 31st

Free event! (Registration required)

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Open World Forum 2014

The Open World Forum is the first European summit to gather political representatives, decision-makers and experts, in one place, in order to debate the technological, economic and social impacts that the Free and Open-Source technologies bring to market.

The forum was first held in 2008, and is now organized annually in Paris, France, with more than 200 speakers coming from 40 countries, and a global audience that was 2200-people strong in 2013.

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OW2con 2014

OW2con'14 is the annual conference of the OW2 open source community. OW2con'14 is all about technology, business and community. The event covers a wide range of hot topics, including open source cloud and middleware technologies, Business Intelligence, and Big Data, security, privacy and mobility It will also provide ample opportunities connect with the OpenStack community and to socialize with open source professionals from all over the world.

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Open Stack Summit Paris 2014

The Summit is a five-day conference for OpenStack contributors, enterprise users, service providers, application developers and ecosystem members. Attendees can expect visionary keynote speakers, 200+ breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, collaborative design sessions and lots of networking. Keynote sessions will take place Monday and Tuesday, the main conference will run Monday – Wednesday.

The Design Summit, a special track for active technical contributors to plan the next software release, will run Tuesday – Friday.

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Open Compute EU Summit 2014

This summit will take place on Thursday 30 October and Friday 31 October 2014 at École Polytechnique in Paris, France.

At the last summit, attendees came from the technology sector in addition to finance, government, and consulting. These attendees represented executive-level roles of vice president or higher as well as IT directors and managers.

The OCP European Summit will have a great lineup of Keynote speakers, Executive Sessions, and Engineering Workshops. We'll also have a exhibit area packed full of some amzing companies and projects.

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  • Oct. 29th: Open World Forum (opening ceremony with the Paris City Council, Paris Region and State officials, on invitation only)
  • Oct. 30th: Open World Forum (THINK, EXPERIMENT), Open Compute Summit (day 1)
  • Oct. 31th: Open World Forum (THINK, CODE, EXPERIMENT), Open Compute Summit (day 2)
  • Nov. 1st-2nd: visit Paris :)
  • Nov. 3rd: Open Stack Summit (day 1)
  • Nov. 4th: OW2con (day 1), Open Stack Summit (day 2)
  • Nov. 5th: OW2con (day 2), Open Stack Summit (day 3)
  • Nov. 6th: OW2con (day 3), Open Stack Summit (day 4)
  • Nov. 7th: Open Stack Summit (day 5)

The Paris Region is the most vibrant open source ecosystem in the world

France was ranked #1 in a study by Georgia Tech published in 2009 that attempted to measure relative open source software adoption by region. The annual turnover for the french open source software market will be 4 billion Euros in 2014, of which roughly 1/3 is concentrated in the Paris Region, and 9 out of 10 of the largest french open source systems integrators and software are based in Paris.

More that 100 pure players in open source, open hardware and open data are located in Paris and its region. We'e also home to the only research laboratory in the world dedicated to open source software.

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