Open Source

Obsidian offers open source, open bar

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Obsidian Systems and its media partner, ITWeb, are hosting quarterly Free Beer Sessions to provide the IT industry with insight, networking opportunities, and free beer - all in the name of open source.

Playing on Richard Stallman's famous explanation that free software is "free as in speech, not free as in beer”, these sessions are aimed primarily at open source enthusiasts and businessmen looking to incorporate open source solutions within their organisation. The Free Beer Sessions will have a technical and a business speaker.

Stefan Lesicnik, technical director at Linux System Dynamics, will discuss open source trends affecting SA and what can be expected in the coming year. Nicolaas Coetzee, solutions architect for FNB Connect, will talk about the bank's experience with deploying open source solutions and what it has been able to do with the technology.

After the talks, attendees will have a chance to ask the speakers questions, network with their peers, and enjoy pizza and ice-cold beer.

The first session will take place at Primi Life, at the Lifestyle Garden Centre, on 28 January at 6:30pm.

Interested attendees can go to to register. The event is limited to 50 attendees, on a first come, first served basis.

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