Call for Papers: FOSS Backstage

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(Jon Richter) #1

FOSS Backstage is an exciting new conference dedicated to everything governance, collaboration, legal and economics within the scope of FOSS.
Our Call for Papers will be open until February 18th, 2018.
To submit your proposal please register here and find some more details below.

What we offer

Undivided attention onstage for your session and a video of your talk. Besides, you get a free ticket for the conference.

What we are looking for

FOSS Backstage will provide a space to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to community management, vendor neutrality and leading projects without discretionary power. Conference topics will include open source project leadership best practices, community management, open source project metrics, open source strategy for the enterprise, adopting open source collaboration in corporations, legal matters when dealing with open source and many more.

Related topics not explicitly listed above are welcome as well.
We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in cooperating or partnering with FOSS Backstage, please contact us via

Selection process

There will be an anonymized review of all submissions. Members of the program committee will not see the name, photo, short bio and gender of the applicant to reduce unconscious bias.


The Call for Papers will be open until February 18th, 2018.

Any more questions?

Please read our FAQ for more information.

(Jon Richter) #2

I have just submit

as a session proposal.

(Jon Richter) #3 reads

All applicants will hear back from us in mid March.

(Jon Richter) #4

I have received a negative response to the proposal:

We received nearly 100 great proposals and it was more than difficult to select between so many great talks. Unfortunately, your submission did not make it into this year’s program.

(Jon Richter) #5