CeBIT Open Source Forum 2010

For the second time in a row, CeBIT will be devoting an entire section to the topic of open source. The event will be supported by international industry associations and representative bodies such as the Linux Foundation, Linux International, the Free Software Foundation Europe and the LIVE Linux Association. The Open Source Forum will serve as the lively hub of the exhibition, which in turn features a diverse range of open source companies and independent projects.

The forum is organized by Linux New Media and its specialist publications, including Linux Magazin, Linux Pro Magazine, Linux User, Ubuntu User and Linux Community. Throughout CeBIT, it will feature a selection of top-class presentations focusing on a range of topics relating to open source and Linux. Each day, experts and VIPs from the Linux and open source community will deliver fascinating keynote speeches, opening up new insights and background information and taking a look at what the future holds. The presentations will be streamed live on the Internet and will also be available later in the archive of Linux Magazin Online.

Program CeBIT Open Source Forum 2010

Tuesday, March 2




Company / Projekt


Dr. Johannes Loxen


Monitoring large IT infrastructures with Nagios and Icinga (GE)

Julian Hein


Open Source – A New Software Developer Career (EN)

Professor Dirk Riehle

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

100 % Open Source - is it possible?

Christoph Steinhauer

it-novum GmbH / OSBF

Introducing Knoppix 6.3 – the CeBIT Version (GE)

Klaus Knopper


Why Firefox? (EN)

Patrick Finch


TYPO3 – The Enterprise CMS (EN)

Ben van T’Ende

TYPO3 Association

Open Source Identity-Management (GE)

Michael Kleinhenz

tarent Writer vs. Microsoft Word – Comparing the functions for experienced Word users (GE)

Marcel Saft

TfK Technologies Gmbh

Customer Relationship Management, order processing and accounting with and PostgreSQL (GE)

Cord Martens


Linux Technical Review – the new portal for IT strategists (GE)

Jens-Christoph Brendel

Linux New Media AG

Windows Client Management with opsi (GE)

Detlef Oertel


The new Debian GNU/FreeBSD operating system (GE)

Alexander Reichle-Schmehl

Debian team

Wednesday, March 3




Company / Projekt

Archiving Emails with the Open Source Software Benno Mail Archiv (GE)

Ansgar Licher

Benno MailArchiv

Competence Initiative for Usability - Making Customer Service more Ergonmic (GE)

Rico Barth and Nina Bär

c.a.p.e. IT / Technical University of Chemnitz

Konsolidation for everybody: The Enterprise Linux Server (GE)

Hans-Joachim Picht


Customize your browser as a user (EN)

Kev Needham


Introducing Knoppix 6.3 – die CeBIT Version (GE)

Klaus Knopper


8 misunderstandings about free software – (or are they lies?) (GE)

Matthias Kirschner


Upstream-friendly Development of Free Software (GE)

Joachim Breitner

University of Karlsruhe / itomig GmbH

High Availability and Clustering with Virtual Servers (GE)

Sebastian Hetze


Worlwide Usage of the Open Source CMS Sugar CRM at Bernecker & Rainer (GE)

Owen Davies and Christian Knoll

B&R / Kinamu Business Solutions

About Perspectives and Values of customer-based buying processes (GE)

Karsten Reincke

Deutsche Telekom AG



Developing textual domain-specific languages with EMFText (GE)

Mirko Seifert


Icinga – the Nagios fork (GE)

Bernd Erk

Icinga core developer

Learning Nagios with Linux-Magazin Online training

Michael Steb


Thursday, March 4




Company / Projekt

Open Source in Information Security. Better and Faster. (GE)

Alexander Koderman


blue note for MediaWik goes Open Source (GE)

Radovan Kubani

HalloWelt! Medienwerkstatt

All from one solution stack – LiSOG Open Source Stack (GE)

Thomas Uhl


All Things Linux (EN)

Jim Zemlin

Linux Foundation

The future of innovation in the browser (EN)

Chris Hofmann


Introducing Knoppix 6.3 – the CeBIT Version (EN)

Klaus Knopper


Opening up the market for Free Software: The battle for interoperability (EN)

Karsten Gerloff


Disaster Recovery & P2V-Migration with Rear / with Open Source (GE)

Peer Heinlein

Heinlein Support

LXDE - the powerful lightweight desktop (DE)

Klaus Knopper


Inside the netbook market: Creating a successful Linux strategy in 2010 and beyond (EN)

Warren Coles


Linux New Media Award in six categories. (GE/EN)

LNM Award

Linux New Media

Friday, March 5




Company / Projekt for Munich – our recipy for success (GE)

Florian Schießl

LiMux / City of Munich

SaaS in Public Administration (EN)

Javier Turégano

Andago Ingenieria

Grid and Cloud Computing (GE)

Dr. Rüdiger Berlich


International Open Source Enterprise CRM (GE)

Matthias Brück

Roxtec GmbH Hamburg and GK Marine GmbH Ahrensburg

Meshlium, the Linux Wireless Multiprotocol Router (EN)

David Gascón

Polytechnic Center of Zaragoza, Libelium Co-founder

Introducing Knoppix 6.x – die CeBIT Version (GE)

Klaus Knopper


The obligation for audit proof archiving of mails (GE)

Peer Heinlein and Christian Meissner

Heinlein Support

Mozilla: Making a difference in Germany (EN)

Chris Hofmann


Security infrastructure for WiFi with open source (GE)

Thomas Götz

Science + computing

Open Source, Linux and IBM Middleware on mainframe (GE)

Frank Heimes

IBM Linux Integration Center

OpenID and the new electronic identity card (nPA) - A combination for greater security and privacy (GE)

Sebastian Feld

Institute for internet security at the University Gelsenkirchen

LPI-Online-Training at Linux-Magazin Academy (GE)

Klaus Behrla

Linux Professional Institute

Open-Source system administration with Gosa² (GE)

Christian Patsch

Gonicus / Gosa

m23 open source software distribution

Hauke Goos-Habermnn


Ubuntu User – the first magazine for Ubuntu Users & Co. (GE)

Kristian Kissling

Linux New Media AG

Saturday, March 6




Company / Projekt

Getting involved in the Mozilla Project (GE)

Carsten Book


Padre, the Perl IDE

Gabor Szabo


More in for you! extras (GE)

Andreas Mantke

Drupal as next generation Wiki? With Web 2.0 to Enterprise 2.0! (GE)

Jens Hansen

Kontext Work

Import added-value functions in or why OpenOffice can be called business proof (GE)

Lothar Becker

Introducing Knoppix 6.3 – the CeBIT Version (GE)

Klaus Knopper


The free ERP Adempiere (GE)

Kai Schaeffer

Adempiere e. V.

ffgtk - FRITZ!Box router administration (GE)

Jan-Michael Brummer and Christian von Behren

ffgtk project

Projects, users and a seagull - introducing the Open Source meetings

Florian Effenberger and Carsten Book and Mozilla

LPI-Online-Training at Linux-Magazin Academy (GE)

Klaus Behrla

Linux Professional Institute

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