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:
Or 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.
- FUDCon Panama 2011 - Ciudad del Saber - May 26 - 28, 2011
- FUDCon Tempe 2011 - Tempe, AZ - Jan 29 - 31, 2011
- FUDCon Zurich 2010 - Zurich, Switzerland - September 17 - 19, 2010
- FUDCon Santiago 2010 - Santiago de Chile, Chile - Jul 15 - 8, 2010
- FUDCon Toronto 2009 - Toronto, Canada - December 5 - 7, 2009
- FUDCon Berlin 2009 - Berlin, Germany - June 26 - 28, 2009
- FUDCon Porto Alegre 2009 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - June 24 - 27, 2009
- FUDCon Boston 2009 - Boston, MA - January 9 - 11, 2009
- FUDCon Brno 2008 - Brno, Czech Republic - September 5 - 7, 2008
- FUDCon Boston 2008 - Boston, MA - June 19 - 21, 2008
- FUDCon Berlin 2008 - Berlin, Germany - May 30, 2008
- FUDCon Raleigh 2008 - Raleigh, NC - January 11 - 13, 2008
- FUDCon Online 2007 - A virtual FUDCon - August 11 - 15, 2007
- FUDCon Berlin 2007 - Berlin, Germany - May 31, 2007
- FUDCon Brussels 2007 - Brussels, Belgium - February 23 - 24, 2007
- FUDCon Boston 2007 - Boston, MA - February 2 - 4, 2007