Last week, in Girona, we had the first meeting announcing FOSS4G 2010 and the feedback has been really exciting. We want to target FOSS4G to most people as possible because it will be a unique event.
Europe is facing the INSPIRE initiative, institutions need to update their systems, companies need to update their offers. Free Software is ready to fulfill all kinds of requests, the Free Software SDI in not myth. What's better than The Conference on Free Software for Geospatial to know all about the state of the art?
Barcelona is easy and cheap to reach from most of the occidental countries. It is possible to stay in Barcelona at fair prices if organising in time. We want to invite all geospatial enthusiasts offering discounts for early subscription since year 2009.
In Barcelona you're going to meet the most important programmers of the geospatial community. No proprietary vendor offers you this. Don't loose the chance to speak to who's really creating the software you use day by day.
An important challenge for the organising committee will be to join the international and the Spanish speaking communities. We'll try to offer translation, at least in Spanish, for the most important speeches. If your language community will come massively, expect to find a translation in your language too.