FOSSCOMM (Free and Open Source Software Communities Meeting) is an annual conference that aims to introduce communities to each other, associations and research and development teams involved in Free Software both in our country and internationally, promoting the usefulness and necessity of using Free Software and Open Source Software, as well as highlighting new trends in it and attracting new members to communities, with the aim of contributing more and more free code to all.
GFOSS communities and young programmers from academic space participate, and more than 1000 participants attend each year. The presentation is about the technological developments in the sector, innovative ideas, the collection of proposals for the promotion and the presentation of Free Software/Open Source Software and acquisition of knowledge through presentations and workshops.
The conference addresses all who are interested in Free Software / Open Source Software, regardless of their level of knowledge in the use of software and computers.
There have been 12 more conferences in the past starting in Athens (2008 at NTUA), until last year in Volos(2019 at the University of Thessaly). Participation in FOSSCOMM is free and all running costs are covered by donations and support. The event is organized exclusively by volunteers.
Due to the recent health crisis due to COVID-19, this year’s FOSSCOMM 2020 will be conducted online, and its organization will be supported by the University of Western Macedonia in Kastoria in collaboration with the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Macedonia and GFOSS. This year’s event will have as an additional goal the promotion of Free Technologies in education and corresponding actions throughout Greece.