Call for PapersConference Overview
FREENIX Refereed Track
FREENIX REFEREED TRACKFREENIX is a special track within the USENIX Annual Technical Conference. USENIX encourages the exchange of information and technologies between commercial UNIX products and the free software world as well as among the various free operating-system alternatives.
FREENIX is the showcase for the latest developments and interesting applications of freely-redistributable software. The FREENIX forum includes Apache, Darwin, FreeBSD, GNOME, GNU, KDE, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Perl, PHP, Python, Samba, Tcl/Tk and more. The FREENIX track attempts to cover the full range of software which is freely redistributable in source-code form and provides pointers to where the code can be found on the Internet.
Submissions to the FREENIX track should describe freely-redistributable software. FREENIX encourages submissions which describe mature work, and for which the authors are ready to fully describe the background, new ideas, experiments, and results of their work. The FREENIX track also seeks to gather reports on projects that are current and solidly under way, but may not yet be 100% finished. This differs from a Works-In-Progress session, which is really a poster session for ideas.
FREENIX is looking for papers about projects with a solid emphasis on nurturing the open source and freely-available software communities. The purpose for the FREENIX track is not as an archival reference for all available projects with freely-redistributable source code, but rather a place to let others know about the project on which you are working and to provide a forum from which to expand your user and developer base. Papers should advance the state of the art of freely-redistributable software or otherwise provide useful information to those faced with deploying, selling, or using free software in the field.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper and the best paper by a student.