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FUDCon: Fedora Users and Developers Conference

FUD: An acronym for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. A typical tactic used by the opponents of open source to prevent its widespread adoption.

Con: In opposition or disagreement with; against.

FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. FUDCon is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops, and hackfests in which contributors work on specific initiatives. Topics include infrastructure, feature development, community building, general management and governance, marketing, testing and QA, packaging, etc.

FUDCon is always free to attend for anyone in the world.

Components of a FUDCon

A FUDCon typically includes some combination of:

They are usually scheduled over a weekend.

What is a FUDCon like?

These videos of past events give a idea of what a FUDCon is like:

  1. FUDCon Boston - January 2009
  2. FUDCon Raleigh - January 2008

Upcoming FUDCons

See Premier Fedora Events for the calendar of upcoming FUDCons and FADs.

Organizing a FUDCon

For organizers (or potential organizers), we have an FUDCon organization process with tips on how to plan a FUDCon.

There is a Trac issue tracker used by FUDCon organizers to plan these conferences (starting with the Tempe 2011 event).

Past FUDCons

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005