Call For Papers and Tutorials

Second Conference on Freely Redistributable Software

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Sponsored by the Free Software Foundation and Cygnus Solutions

20-21 February 1997
San Francisco Hilton, San Francisco, CA, USA

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.

The Conference will be held at the San Francisco Hilton, 20-21 February 1997.

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

Extended abstracts are due on or before November 8, 1996.

Authors will be notified no later than December 5, 1996.

Full papers will be due Thursday, 16 January 1996.

Program committee:

Michael Tiemann, chair
Brian Behlendorf
Robert J. Chassell
Rich Morin
Peter H. Salus
Ian Lance Taylor

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

Proposals for tutorials should be sent to Peter H. Salus at immediately

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Updated: 15 May 1997 tower