To answer these (and many more) questions, the EBU is organising an Open Source Seminar dedicated to software for the AV industry. International experts will introduce what Free Open Source Software actually means and demonstrate tools for editing, animation, compression, mixing and distribution. For 5 packages additional one-hour tutorials will be available (click here or on the red button above for a complete list of demos and tutorials).

There will also be plenty of opportunity to meet other media professionals and to learn about their experiences with FOSS

The event is taking place on 1 and 2 October 2007 at EBU headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland).

Target group:

  • EBU Members and non-members
  • Heads of technical departments, technical managers, heads of R&D
  • Media engineers, Open Source project developers, consultants
  • Anybody with an interest in the use of Open Source Software in the audio-visual industry


  • demystify Open Source Software and understand what it means for the media industry,
  • get exposed to its basic characteristics: license types, cost, quality, support,
  • assess the practical impact of Open Source Software on your operations,
  • meet colleagues who are using/developing Open Source Software & see whether you want to join them.

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