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15th International Free Software Forum


Held annually in Porto Alegre, Brazil FISL is the largest FOSS event in Latin America and one of the largest in the world.


  • May 07-10, 2014


  • Venue: Pontifícia Universidade Católica - PUC-RS
  • City / State: Porto Alegre / Rio Grande do Sul
  • Country: Brazil

Organization Team

Name Tasks
Leonardo Vaz Conference organization, Site information, Swag material, Logistic, Lodging and Budget
Daniel Lara Local support, User Groups, Community Event
Marcelo Barbosa Fedora ARM Workshops, oVirt Community Event, Fedora Community Event
Filipe Rosset User Groups, QA & Packaging Workshops


Name City Arrival Departure Hotel Need travel subsidy? T-Shirt size
Leonardo Vaz Sao Paulo, Brazil May 6rd May 11th Everest No XXXG
Marcel Ribeiro Dantas Natal, Brazil May 3rd May 11th ?? Yes P
Eduardo Echeverria Valencia , Venezuela May 6rd May 11th ?? Yes XL
Rino Rondan Campana , Argentina May 6rd May 11th Yes Yes XL
Marcelo Barbosa Porto Alegre, Brazil May 3rd May 11th No No XL
Diego Daguerre Montevideo Uruguay May 6rd May 11th ?? Yes M
Daniel Lara Porto alegre, Brazil May 3rd May 11th No No XL
Alex Oviedo Cusco, Peru May 6rd May 11th ?? Yes XL
Jerônimo Medina Madruga Pelotas, Brazil May 7th May 10th ?? No XL
Amador Pahim Natal, Brazil May 6th May 11th ?? No XL
Filipe Rosset Guaíba, Brazil May 6rd May 11th No No L

Fedora Activities at FISL 15

FISL User Groups

Fedora will have a table at FISL's User Groups exposition area, where the Ambassadors will talk to people attending the conference, helping them with technical questions and distributing swag material (stickers, pins whatever).

ARM Install Fest

During the conference we will have some Ambassadors at Fedora table available to help people to install Fedora 20 in supported ARM devices providing install images.

Community Event

FISL hosted community events and Fedora had one May 10th where Ambassadors and Contributors presented the project and discussed initiatives in LATAM.

Fedora Activities at FISL

Activity Speaker(s) Details
Involve people on Fedora infra . Eduardo Echeverria Fedora infra is a group that make Fedora development a smoother process. You're a skilled developer or sysadmin?. We need you here. We will explain all that you need know for become to member to this group.
KVM Workshop on Fedora Rino Rondan and Eduardo Echeverria

KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.k. I will invite to talk about kvm and their uses in Desktop/Server enviroments in order to create a Labs enviroment for Student and more examples for use it on a server enviroments.

Fedora Robotics and Education Valentin Basel and Eduardo Echeverria

icaro is a hardware and software development, part of the official FEDORA packages designed for teaching robotics in schools using free software and hardware. I want to give a workshop on robotics classroom FISL, for teachers and students. Last year a robot to carry demonstrations in the booth installed FEDORA and had very good results with the general public

Building a cartridge for Openshift Alex Oviedo The main idea for this activity is create a cartridge for Grails Framework and test it in OpenShift.
oVirt Community Update Amador Pahim , Douglas Landgraf and Marcelo Barbosa Annual oVirt Community Meeting.
Building an inexpensive and scalable storage system powered by ARM and GlusterFS Leonardo Vaz How build an inexpensive and scalable storage system powered by ARM, commodity hard drivers powered by Linux and GlusterFS.

Travel information

Getting in Porto Alegre

  • From Airport of Porto Alegre: Map
  • From Bus Station of Porto Alegre: Map



The project approved a budget of 3200 USD for FISL15, which will be used to fund travel expenses for the volunteers visiting the conference and requests must be done through |LATAM ticket tracker.

Description Cost in BRL Cost in USD People Sponsored
Airfare subsidy Todo Todo
Lodging subsidy Todo Todo
Total R$ 7510,40 US$ 3200
  • Considering 1.00 USD = 2.35 BRL in Mar 2013

Event Reports

Rino Rondan Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Douglas Schilling Landgraf FISL15 - oVirt report
Eduardo Echeverria - FISL Report