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These projects and companies will be present with a booth and are eager to get in touch with you.

Apache OpenOffice


Arch Linux is part of and is the World’s #1 Online Hotel Reservations Company, offering over 300,000 hotels worldwide.

We use the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl) stack. We use a wide range of features within these technologies, and build or own where needed, often submitting patches back to the open source community which supports us.

We are committed to developing great software to drive our business. Due to our continued company growth IT has continued to expand over the years. We are looking for Perl devs and those interested in learning Perl to join our team in Amsterdam


The initiative „Bundesweit Informatiknachwuchs fördern“ (BWINF) aims to spark young people's interest in informatics, to find and promote young talents in this area.The initiative is addressed at kids, teenagers and young adults who are interested in programming and computer science. BWINF helps them to learn more about informatics and experience it as an exciting and fascinating subject. The projects „Informatik-Biber“ and „Einstieg Informatik“ offer an age-oriented access to informatics, in part without previous knowledge. The core of BWINF is "Bundeswettbewerb Informatik" (German National Competition in Informatics); young talents who are seeking for new challenges are invited to take part and measure up to others. The best ones will get the opportunity to take part in the International Olymiad in Informatics.



CentOS is an Enterprise Linux distribution based on a rebuild of the freely available sources from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The rebuild process strives to remove encumbered trademarked images and make other minimal changes as to the binary update network, but should generally perform identically to the upstream's product, even to matching behaviors considered un-addressed bugs. Each CentOS version is supported for up to 10 years (by means of security updates -- the duration of the support interval has varied over time as the release policy as to upstream Source RPM changes). A new CentOS version is released approximately every 2 years and each CentOS version is periodically updated (roughly every 6 months) to support newer hardware. This results in a secure, low-maintenance, reliable, predictable and reproducible Linux environment.


Whether it uses PHP, Java, Python or another language - all Open Source CMSs ensure that your data is always available to you. That way, you don't get locked in to any particular vendor.

There are of course architectural differences between the Open Source CMS systems. CMS-Garden is there to promote dialog between the communities. We invite you to come along see the whole range of Open Source CMS systems, and really put theme to the test.

For that reason, there's a complete ban on presentations from individual vendors. Each system has its own strengths and individual characteristics - that's what we will focus on.

We'll be rounding off the event with an 'Open CMS Face-off'.

Community members from each Open Source CMS will be given a task, which they will implement before a live audience in their own specific way.

Each visitor will have the opportunity to find out which Open Source CMS suits them best, to ask questions and to get further information.

Dante e.V.

DANTE, the "Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V.", has been founded on April 14, 1989 in Heidelberg, Germany. The principal aim of the association is to encourage advice and cooperation among German language TeX users. This includes consulting via WWW, electronic mail and usual letter mail concerning purchase, implementation and user problems of TeX, distribution of software for members and information about all what's going on in the TeX world. But this is not the only intention. The user group examines proposals of members for new TeX software, if there are some. Besides all this, DANTE e.V. cooperates with other related national and international TeX groups.


The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs.

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

However, work is in progress to provide Debian for other kernels, primarily for the Hurd. The Hurd is a collection of servers that run on top of a microkernel (such as Mach) to implement different features. The Hurd is free software produced by the GNU project.

A large part of the basic tools that fill out the operating system come from the GNU project; hence the names: GNU/Linux, GNU/kFreeBSD and GNU/Hurd. These tools are also free.

Of course, the thing that people want is application software: programs to help them get what they want to do done, from editing documents to running a business to playing games to writing more software. Debian comes with over 37500 packages (precompiled software that is bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine) — all of it free.

It's a bit like a tower. At the base is the kernel. On top of that are all the basic tools. Next is all the software that you run on the computer. At the top of the tower is Debian — carefully organizing and fitting everything so it all works together.


DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project execution organisation.

DLR at a glance:

The beginning of a good development: Start your mission with DLR German Aerospace Centre

Bright ideas? Creative solutions? Analytical talents? Then you will be in good company at DLR: we support cutting edge research in aeronautics and aerospace, energy, transport and security with our powerful software technology – for aircraft design, space systems and beyond. At DLR, you will not only find great challenges, but also freedom for your own ideas. Turn your visions into reality – with software solutions for tomorrow's world:

doo GmbH is the first cloud-based solution with native apps for consumers and small businesses that allows users to access all their documents, wherever they keep them, and find any document in seconds, whenever they need it. doo automatically extracts relevant information from the documents and uses it to create intelligent tags. Selecting and combining these intelligent tags, such as companies, document types, file formats, people, places, sources or individual labels, makes retrieving documents a cinch. All documents can be automatically backed up and synced via the doo cloud to the users devices. was founded in June 2011 by serial entrepreneurs Frank Thelen, Marc Sieberger, and Alex Koch. The company is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, with over 30 full-time employees.


Again this year, Eventphone is going to support our communication infrastructure. exhibitors, speakers, project members, helper crew and visitors can register their personal number with Eventphone. All you need is a DECT-compliant phone.


Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, a collection of software that makes your computer run. You can use Fedora in addition to, or instead of, other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows™ or Mac OS X™. The Fedora operating system is completely free of cost for you to enjoy and share.

The Fedora Project is the name of a worldwide community of people who love, use, and build free software. We want to lead in the creation and spread of free code and content by working together as a community. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology. Red Hat invests in Fedora to encourage collaboration and incubate innovative new free software technologies.


FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance and is used by some of the world's busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.


Free Software Foundation Europe is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Free Software, working to build a free digital society.

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Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

The developers continously try to add new cool and useful features while keeping the core clean and fast.


GONICUS is the leading IT-expert for special and unsual challanges regarding Linux and Open Source Software. Most impressive success stories and the ability to succeed in competition with enterprise players are proof of a top ranking and performance in a rapidly growing niche. Aside from classic consulting and implementation business GONICUS is focussing on virtualization, VoIP integration and scalable Client-/System-Management.

Open for the better!

Host Europe


i3 is an improved dynamic tiling window manager. Key features of i3 are good support of multi-monitor setups (workspaces are assigned to virtual screens, i3 does the right thing when attaching new monitors), XRandR support, horizontal and vertical columns (think of a table) in tiling. Also, special focus is on writing clean, readable and well documented code. i3 uses XCB for asynchronous communication with X11, and has several measures to be very fast.

invis server

invis servers are a server solution for small and micro enterprises based on openSUSE distribution. They offer comprehensive services in terms of office communications, network organization and data management - from DHCP to ERP. They are characterized by ease of use and administration. The project aims to micro and small businesses with the opportunity, administrative activities, such as network integration of new PCs or printers even perform as well as

to provide IT services to a system for simple manufacturing of complete server appliances for the small business sector to the hand.

LPI Central Europe

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and 125,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

Mageia is a linux distribution originally forked from Mandriva Linux in September 2010.

The fork became neccessary for various reasons, the biggest one being independent from the Mandriva company located in France.

Mageia did release its first version in June2011 and the second one in May 2012.

Mageia 3 is planned to be released on April 2nd, 2013, so it should be here for Linuxtag (even taking into account, it might not be released on time).

The Mageia project is a 100% community project without any commercial bonds. The project is supported by the Mageia.Org association, a non-for-profit organization registered in Paris, France.

At the moment, we have about 250 contributors, most of them packagers, but many developers, translators, artists and so on as well.

Mageia is currently on 2nd rank in distrowatch's popularity ranking and is considered one of the "major distributions" despite being relatively young

magellan netzwerke gmbh


Midori is a lightweight WebKit and GTK+ web browser. Features include private browsing, Adblock and download managers. It's popular on Xfce and Elementary, but also used on Windows, kiosk systems and many mobile devices.



NetBSD was started 1993 to continue the multi-platform capability of the old Berkeley Unix (BSD). From this stems it's almost striking feature of being able to run on so many hardware platforms - more than 50! NetBSD supports more architectures from a single source code than any other operating system. Hence the project's slogan: Of course it runs NetBSD! This expresses the attitude of the NetBSD developers: Write correct code on the basis of abstracted system interfaces which is secure, stable, portable and fast. In many cases the choice for NetBSD is easy since there's simply no alternative on some hardware platforms. These range from embedded devices and handhelds over to Desktop PCs and 64 bit SMP-Opteron systems with multiple CPU cores. Lately there's been strong initiative supporting virtualization platforms like Xen. Applications for NetBSD are available with the NetBSD package collection „pkgsrc”, now used by DragonFly BSD too. Today there are a few thousand applications available, from databases to webservers, from Desktop environments to firewall apps. A LiveCD is also available for amd64 and i386 with Jibbed.


OpenSides is a software Belgian society based in Brussels. Since its creation in 2001, Benoit Mortier CEO decided to target his software expertise towards free software.OpenSides, during the FrOSCon 2013, will present its computer and network management solution FusionDirectory.

FusionDirectory : « Manage your network infrastructure »

FusionDirectory is a web application allowing the management of computer and network infrastructures and software and systems deployment. Its target is to make easier the work of the systems administrator through the data centralization and the remote access.

FusionDirectory is using the LDAP technology.

The latest software release occurred the 2013/05/10. The current version is the 1.0.6.

Open Source Press

Open Source Press is a computer book publisher based in Munich, Germany. The company specialises on high-quality publications on topics related to open-source software and philosophy.


openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. You can surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music and have a lot of fun!

ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG

With more than 380,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—andwith deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fullyintegrated stack of business hardware and software systems. Oracle iscommitted to offering choice, flexibility, and lower cost of computingfor end users. By investing significant resources in developing,testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such asMySQL, GlassFish, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans,VirtualBox, and Xen, Oracle clearly embraces and offers leading opensource solutions for development and deployment. Visit today.


OSIAM is the "Open Source Identity & Access Management" system. It allows you to securely store identities and identity related data while supporting the market standards OAuth2 and SCIM. OSIAM is made available under the free MIT licence and provides thereby the maximum value of benefit, no matter if you are a cloud service provider, you need an integral usermanagement-part within your specific application or as identity backend for your website.


OwnCloud is open source file sync and share software for everyone from individuals operating the free Community Edition, to large enterprises and service providers operating ownCloud Enterprise Edition. ownCloud provides a safe, secure and compliant file sync and share solution on servers you control.

With ownCloud you can share one or more folders on your PC, and sync them with your ownCloud server. Place files in your local shared directories, and those files are immediately synced to the server, and then to other PCs via the desktop client. Not near a desktop client? No problem, simply log in with the web client and manage your files there. The Android and iOS mobile apps allow you to browse, download and upload photos and videos. On Android, you may also create, download, edit and upload any other files, with the correct software installed.

Whether using a mobile device, a workstation, or a web client, ownCloud provides the ability to put the right files in the right hands at the right time on any device in one simple-to-use, secure, private and controlled solution.


The programming language Perl is used for solving issues within many areas, including system administration, the running of websites, data management or with integration between legacy systems. Perl applications scale from simple one-liners to complex software applications on the web.

With CPAN a big library of about 20,000 packages exist that helps you with programming. That offers gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.

Perl is ubiquitous and comes as an integral part of many free and commercial operating systems, from GNU/Linux and FreeBSD to Solaris and MacOS X. There are also several Perl distributions for Windows. Perl is Open Source and free to use, including fro commercial products.

Perl is often used for text manipulation and processing, but you can use it for web applications, too. You have several options for programming graphical user interfaces and you can automate your business workflows as much as possible.


In a digital world, Piwik gives you insights on your website's visitors, your marketing campaigns and much more, so you can optimize your strategy and online experience of your visitors. Piwik is the leading open source web analytics platform available in 48 languages!

Piwik's mission statement is:

To create, as a community, the leading international open source web analytics platform, that gives every user full control of their data. GmbH

Python Software Verband e.V.


Python User Group Köln

The Python User Group Cologne (pyCologne) is a group of Python enenthusiastics from the Cologne-Bonn-Düsseldorf area. In the regular monthly meetings, information about all aspects of Python are shared with talks, discussions, and direct help on problems.

At FrOSCon, members of pyCologne will introduce Python to all interested attendees. They can learn Python with a short tutorial and small examples. Attendees will get information about advantages and disatvantes of Python, about Python-based applications, and hints for further sources of information.


RaumZeitLabor is a non-profit organization in Mannheim, Germany that maintains a room with the target of being an open hackerspace.


With our booth at FrOSCon, we want to show (our part in) the German hacker space community and what it enables people to do.So to stay true to the hacker ethic "always yield to the hands-on imperative!", we will bring quite some machinery e.g.

* 40 Watt CO2 Lasercutter

* Ultimaker 3D Printer

* Brother USB embroidery machine

* our mobile soldering cases with all equipment needed to solder pcb kits

* soldering kits: Hacklace (, micro moody, arduino-clone kit

* Popcorn machine, cotton candy machine, Slush machine


Please bring your own shirts and swag for embroidery and your laptops to be engraved.

Richardson & Büren GbR

sidux e.V.

Ever since its foundation the association sidux e.V. has been dedicated to the promotion of free and open source software. With our activities we strive to foster the understanding und support for free and open source software in the general public, politics and legislation.

We are operating on a national as well as international level. Our daily work consists of cooperating and networking with institutions and organizations, which support the same or similar goals as sidux e.V. Thus we are currently cooperating with the linux distributionSemplice.

Cooperation works only by providing mutual help. Hence, we are very grateful of the commitment our partners show und we try to give our best to give them something back in return. We believe, that interoperation is the fundamental idea of free software and thatit must be supported to promote the free software movement.

We would like to further strengthen our cooperation with projects like CAcert and hence see FrOSCon as an opportunity to advocate the cooperation with various projects and also try to enter cooperation with other projects. We are looking forward to interesting discussions with all participants of the FrOSCon.

Sphinx search

Sphinx is an open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind. It's written in C++ and works on Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu, etc), Windows, MacOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, and a few other systems.

Sphinx lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with Sphinx pretty much as with a database server.

A variety of text processing features enable fine-tuning Sphinx for your particular application requirements, and a number of relevance functions ensures you can tweak search quality as well.


subtle is a manual tiling window manager with a rather uncommon approach of tiling: Instead of relying on predefined layouts, subtle divides the screen into a grid with customizeable slots (called gravities). For better understanding, the default config uses a 3x3 grid and maps each gravity to one key of the numpad. With those keys, windows can be moved directly to the desired gravity - the same can be done with tagging rules in the config.

Another unique concept is the strict tagging: Unlike other tiling window managers, subtle doesn't allow weak tagging and always maps windows to virtual desktops (called views) with matching tags, regardless of the current active view.

tarent AG


Creative IT-concepts for demanding people

teamix a company based in Nuremberg, is a consulting and training company for NetApp Storage Systems, VMWare, Juniper and solutions from the open source area. As a full service company, we offer expertise across the entire portfolio in the IT consulting business system.

Our philosophy is "Solid IT infrastructure." We ensure that IT is not a pure cost factor, but is a competitive advantage for our customers.

Tiki + AK Vorrat + AK Zensur

A joint venture presentation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (Tiki), German Working Group on Data Retention (AK Vorrat) and German Working Group against Access Blocking and Censorship (AK Zensur)

Tiki is a 'all in one' solution for collaboration and web services, e.g. wiki, blog, forum, workflow integration and many more things. Tiki is the FOSS Web Application with the most built-in features. Tiki is based upon PHP and MySQL and runs on webservers like Apache or Nginx.

The German Working Groups are NGOs to ensure civil rights.


Tine 2.0 is an open source project which combines groupware and CRM in one consistent interface. Tine 2.0 is web-based and optimises collaboration and organisation of groups in a lasting manner.

Tine 2.0 unites all the advantages of open source software with an extraordinarily high level of usability and an equally high standard of professional software development.This is what makes the difference between Tine 2.0 and many other existing groupware solutions.

Tine 2.0 includes address book, calendar, email, tasks, time tracking and CRM. Intelligent functions and links make collaboration in Tine 2.0 a true pleasure and include:

Synchronising mobile telephones, such as iPhone, Android, Nokia and Windows Mobile, VoiP integration, Flexible assigning of authorisation rights, Dynamic lists, Search functions, History, PDF export.

TroLUG / DARC Ortsverband Linzer Höhe (K30)

The ham radio operators of the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC) present a SDR (software defined radio) homebrew project running under linux. Reception of shortwave amateur radio communication, middle wave radio stations and digital radio stations will be presented live. The possibility of reception over a network will also be presented.


Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment.

Another priority of Xfce is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at




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