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ECSL stands for Central American Free Software Meeting, and it is is an annual event organized since 2009 by the Central American Free Software community. ECSL is where activists and members of communities and user groups meet for articulation, education, coordination and exchange of ideas to strengthen agreements and joint forms of work that facilitate the promotion of use and development Free Software in the region.

A Fedora Activity Day will be held in conjunction with ECSL.

Location & Schedule

ECSL - July 21 & 22, 2017 Alajuela, Costa Rica

Registration fees:

  • Full: USD $150 includes:
    • Accommodation + breakfast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (in hostel, with shared room and bathroom)
    • Full meal from Thursday night to Saturday dinner
    • Event swag and t-shirt
  • Partial: USD $100 includes:
    • Full meal from Thursday night to Saturday dinner
    • Event swag and t-shirt

This event will take place in multiple buildings across the city that are part of several universities and the municipality. Exact locations still TBD.

The venue is within 5-10 minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport and 45 minutes from the main Central American bus lines. For details, see below. If you are afraid of getting lost, the following links might help you:


  • Packaging instruction (provided by Eduardo Mayorga)
  • Something important you'd like to add

Fedora Project Attendees and FAD staff

  • Put an X in the S column if you need funding of your travel to attend.
  • If you're willing to submit a session proposal, please put "speaker" in the Comments column. Otherwise put "attendee" there.
No Name Thursday Friday Saturday Comments S Need Lodging
1 Eduardo Mayorga Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Event Organizer X Yes
2 Joe Smith Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Speaker Yes

Checkmark.png : Present Warning.png : Absentee Questionmark.png : No idea yet


Group accommodation for all sponsored participants will be organized to reduce costs. Expect to share a room if you are requesting lodging.

If you need accommodation and you are asking for sponsorship, don't book it on your own and contact Eduardo Mayorga.


Expense Amount Ticket #


More information

Mailing list: ecsl at We will inform you when news about ECSL is available.

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