The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will
sponsor an Expert Meeting on Free and Open Source Software in Geneva
from 22 to 24 September 2004.
The non-profit Open Source community Institute for Security and Open
Methodologies (ISECOM) is hosting an exhibition and forum on October 16,
2004 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as part of their security
event specifically for Open Source developers, thinkers, creators, and
drivers of privacy and security.
On Wednesday, August 27th, there will be a last-minute demonstration
at the European Parliament in Brussels against the proposed directive
on software patents, organized by the FFII. As an additional (or
alternative) action, people and organizations are encouraged to
participate in an online demonstration that day, replacing the main
pages of their Web sites with text explaining the dangers of
introducing unlimited patentability in Europe.