SFSCON 2023: Elevating Open Source Innovation in Europe

News Oct 26, 2023

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of SFSCON 2023, one of Europe's most esteemed annual conferences focusing on Open Source software. Taking place in the city of Bolzano, Italy, on November 10th and 11th, this event is a great place for innovation, collaboration, and thought leadership in the Open Source community.


SFSCON has been a cornerstone event for Free Software enthusiasts since its inception in 2001. Since the origin, the conference has grown into a leading platform where decision-makers, developers, and researchers converge to discuss the future of Free Software. This year's event will feature over 100 speakers from across Europe.

Our CSO, Charles Schulz, on "Why Open Digital Infrastructure Matters"

Our Chief Strategy Officer, Charles Schulz, will be presenting a compelling talk on the importance of open digital infrastructure. While software freedom is often legally defined by a set of approved FSF and OSI software licenses, Charles will explore how true digital sovereignty extends far beyond these licenses. His talk will cover:

  • Defining Software Freedom: Beyond licenses, the need for mastery over hardware components and systems.
  • Challenges and Solutions: An overview of the challenges Europe faces in achieving digital sovereignty and the collective efforts underway to overcome them.
  • A Collective Future: How we can contribute to ensuring our digital independence and freedoms.
Why open digital infrastructure matters - SFSCON


Marc-André Pezin

CMO at Vates since 2017, I have been at the forefront of shaping and advancing the communication strategies and business development initiatives for Vates Virtualization Management Stack.