Event Start Date & Time
2017-12-20 10:00:00 AM
Event End Date & TIme
2017-12-21 05:00:00 PM

ICFOSS organizes a triennial conference- Swatantra - on the emerging developments in FOSS, and how these can be leveraged for betterment of our world. The previous versions held in 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 successfully achieved the objectives of this unique Conference and evolved as a networking event for FOSS professionals across the world. Speakers in the past include, RMS, Eben Moglen, Jimmy Wales, and Nina Palley.

We are glad to inform the next in the series, “Swatantra 2017”, scheduled for 20th and 21st December 2017 at Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Swatantra 2017 will be the forum for sharing experiences across communities and brainstorm on the ways forward for FOSS to be the technology enabler in meeting sustainability goals. The event will comprise of plenary talks, tracks on -’FOSS in Governance, Community & Culture and Technology’, workshops, exhibitions on available FOSS solutions and innovations. It will be interesting to note that some of the sessions for the event shall be aligned to the missions of Kerala Government, aimed at sustainable development. More information on the event shall be available at www.swatantra.net.in.


The Conference report of Swatantra 2017 is now available for download here.