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Central American Free Software Summit 2013

(Encuentro Centroamericano de Software Libre, ECSL)

5th Annual

San Ignacio, Belize

About Central American Free Software Summit

Welcome to another exciting Central American Free Software Summit a three-day activity that takes place annually in a country in the region that has been chosen by the Central American Free Software Community (Comunidad Software Libre Centroamérica, SLCA) starting with Nicaragua 2009. It is a space of articulation, coordination and exchange of ideas between Free Open source Software (FLOSS) communities where subjects covering society and technology can be discussed and brought to life in peer discussions, without being confined to any particular subject area. This make up the Central American Free Software Community agreements and strengthening ways of working together to facilitate and promote the use of Free Software development in the region. This year, the fifth Central American Free Software Summit will be held in the San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize.

About Free and open source software (FOSS)

Free and open source software (F/OSS, FOSS) or free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) is software that is both free (price) and open (freedom). It is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, copy, study, change, and improve its design through the availability of its source code. This approach has gained both momentum and acceptance as the potential benefits have been increasingly recognized by both individuals and corporations

In the context of free and open-source software, free refers to the freedom to copy and re-use the software, rather than to the price of the software. The Free Software Foundation, an organization that advocates the free software model, suggests that, to understand the concept, one should "think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer".

Central American Free Software Summit 2013 Belize

Organized by Minister of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities and Belize Open Source ( at _________ between 12 to 14 July 2013. Five delegates from all central american countries will represent their country to share their experiences and opportunities of using FOSS. Providing an environment for informal workgroup meetings as well as more formal discussion sessions and technical presentations

Invited guests from throughout the Central American will be hosting conferences and workshops about Free and Open Source Software like, Open Source Operating Systems, open hardware (arduino), open source based systems (ticket tracking, inventory control, sales, on-line registration, <suggestions> etc....), open source in government, school, & business, and training.

Sponsor Central American Free Software Summit 2013

Free software professionals and enthusiasts and other community members, company representatives, government staff and educators from all of Central America will be in Belize and by sponsoring the event you will receive substantial exposure and reach.

The event will feature presentations and workshops on a range of important fields of interest within the ICT industry, including desktop usage and Internet and web technology. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to participate in this creative environment and be visible to the participants.

Sponsorship packages


   Link back to company web page
   company logo on every page with link


   Benefits from Bronze, and also:
   printed ad on newspaper
   Logo included in full-page thank you ad in major local newspaper
   Logo printed on conference t-shirts


   Benefits from Silver, and also:
   Logo printed larger and in superior position on all promotions
   Logo in video streams, during breaks viewed internationally
   Logo on banner in conference lobby


   Benefits from Gold, and also:
   Logo on banners behind talk/interviews podiums
   Name and description of sponsor in all press releases relating to the conference
   45-minute slot for giving a Free Software-related talk
   Free attendance for 5 people

Additional options

We also invite sponsors, in addition to their basic sponsorship outlined above, to sponsor a specific part of the conference. These are some of the opportunities available -- please contact the sponsorship team to discuss prices and other details:

   Lecture and meeting rooms
   Conference banquet
   Tourist outing
   Attendee travel bursaries
   Sponsored meals for attendees
   Sponsored accommodation for attendees
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