List of free-software events

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The following is a list of computer conferences and other events focused on the development and usage of free and open-source software (FOSS).

General free-software events[edit]

Some events with "Linux" in their name are in fact general-purpose free-software events, often because they began as Linux-only events before broadening their focus.

North, Central and South America[edit]


Asia and Australia[edit]



  • Open Source Summit, known before 2017 as "LinuxCon", held several times each year in various continents since 2009
  • Software Freedom Day, international observance since 2004
  • FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial), since 2006. Held once a year in various continents. Organized by OSGeo.[6]


Events for specific free software[edit]

Operating systems[edit]

Programming languages[edit]

  • PyCon – conference for the Python programming language, held several times a year in different locations since 2003
  • RubyConf – conference for the Ruby programming language, held once a year in different locations since 2002
  • Yet Another Perl Conference – conference for the Perl programming language, held several times a year since 1999
  • ZendCon & OpenEnterprise – PHP and open source conference[9][10]




  1. ^ "Feeling generous? Open source software community gives shelter to code". JAXenter. 2018-11-23. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  2. ^ "About".
  3. ^ LinuxFest to highlight open-source software, June 12, 2009
  4. ^ "Konferenz zu hochskalierbarer Software". heise online (in German). Retrieved 2021-02-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Die erste FOSS Backstage | newthinking". Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  6. ^ FOSS4G
  7. ^ Impressions du Salon Solutions Linux 2010
  8. ^ Ackerman, Evan (8 November 2011). "ROS Turns Four, Schedules Conference/Party for 2012". IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  9. ^ ZendCon & OpenEnterprise PHP Conference
  10. ^ Cloud computing underwhelms PHP developers

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