Call For Papers and Tutorials

First Conference on Freely Redistributable Software

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Sponsored by the Free Software Foundation

2-5 February 1996
Cambridge Center Marriott, Cambridge, MA

Over the past 15 years, free and low-cost software has become ubiquitous. This conference will bring together implementors of several different types of freely redistributable software and publishers of such software (on various media).

There will be tutorials and refereed papers, as well as keynotes by Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman

The Conference will be held at the Cambridge Center Marriott, 2-5 February 1996.

Papers are invited on any aspect of GNU, Linux, NetBSD, 386BSD, FreeBSD, expect, PERL, tcl/tk, and other tools for which the code is accessible and redistributable.

Extended abstracts are due on or before Thursday, 30 November 1995.

Authors will be notified no later than 8 December. Full papers will be due Thursday, 4 January 1996.

Program committee:

Peter H. Salus, chair
Robert J. Chassell
Chris Demetriou
John Gilmore
Marshall Kirk McKusick
Rich Morin
Eric S. Raymond
Vernor Vinge

Abstracts of 350-750 words (in troff, PostScript, or straight ASCII, only) should be sent to

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