List of free-software events


The following is a list of computer conferences and other events focused on the development and usage of free and open-source software (FOSS).

General free-software eventsEdit

Some events with "Linux" in their name are in fact general-purpose free-software events, often because they began as Linux-only events before broadening their focus.

North, Central and South AmericaEdit


Asia and AustraliaEdit

  • COSCUP, held annually in Taiwan since 2006
  •, held in Australia or New Zealand in the (Southern Hemisphere) summer since 1999
  • FOSSASIA Summit, held annually since 2009, normally in the Singapore hub.
  • openSUSE Asia Summit is held annually at a location in Asia since 2014.

Middle EastEdit

  • August Penguin, held annually in Israel since 2004
  • ÖzgürKon, online conference that is firstly held in 2020.



  • Open Source Summit, known before 2017 as "LinuxCon", held several times each year in various continents since 2009
  • Software Freedom Day, international observance since 2004
  • FOSS4G, Free and Open Source Software for GeoSpatial, since 2006. Held once a year in various continents. Organized by OSGeo.[5]


Events for specific free softwareEdit

Operating systemsEdit

Programming languagesEdit

  • PyCon – conference for the Python programming language, held several times a year in different locations since 2003
  • RubyConf – conference for the Ruby programming language, held once a year in different locations since 2002
  • Yet Another Perl Conference – conference for the Perl programming language, held several times a year since 1999
  • ZendCon & OpenEnterprise – PHP and open source conference[8][9]




  1. ^ LinuxFest to highlight open-source software, June 12, 2009
  2. ^ "Feeling generous? Open source software community gives shelter to code". JAXenter. 2018-11-23. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ "Konferenz zu hochskalierbarer Software". heise online (in German). Retrieved 2021-02-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Die erste FOSS Backstage | newthinking". Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  5. ^ FOSS4G
  6. ^ Impressions du Salon Solutions Linux 2010
  7. ^ Ackerman, Evan (8 November 2011). "ROS Turns Four, Schedules Conference/Party for 2012". IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  8. ^ ZendCon & OpenEnterprise PHP Conference
  9. ^ Cloud computing underwhelms PHP developers

External linksEdit

  • Community Calendar - lists upcoming Linux and free/open source software conferences
  • Linux Magazin events calendar - continuously updated list of Linux and Open Source conferences
  • // - upcoming and past Free and Open Source Software events in Europe
  • FOSS Events in Europe