Dear Zope3-dev community, As you know, the Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon is gaining momentum and is increasingly viewed as an alternative to traditional software development. Indeed, OSS projects have generated some of the most sophisticated development in computer technology (Such as Apache, Linux and PHP) and have become present in large technology firms such as IBM and Sun that have become major supporters of this phenomenon.
In such context, decision makers at different levels and in a variety of fields, including professionals, researchers and teachers need access to the most current information about the concepts, issues, trends and technologies of this emerging phenomenon. To meet this need, currently we are in the process of editing a book entitled "Successful OSS Project Design and Implementation: Requirements, Tools, Social Designs, Reward Structures and Coordination Methods" that will provide comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in OSS. This important new publication will be distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and will be instrumental in providing professionals, researchers, scholars, and students with access to the latest knowledge related to OSS. To ensure that this publication has the most current and relevant coverage of all topics related to OSS, we are asking both professionals involved in these projects and scholars, well-known for their particular area of research, to contribute short articles of 3,500-5,000 words on any of the following topics: OSS trends and foundations, OSS development, OSS Selection, OSS cases and applications. We would like to invite you to consider submitting on any of the above topics for this upcoming book by submitting a proposal (two single-spaced pages) description of your proposed topic to me or to one of the book editors no later than October 31, 2006. You will then have until February 15, 2007 to prepare your full submission (3,500-5,000 words in length). Further details concerning the call for chapter proposals and the book details can be found at <http://www.supdeco-montpellier.com/Formulaires/OSS/> All submitted articles will undergo a blind, peer-review process upon its receipt. Please forward your proposal to Belbaly Nassim at n.belbaly @ supco-montpellier.fr, or one of other editors Benbya Hind at: h.benbya @ supco-montpellier.fr and Régis Messonnier rmeissonier @ supco-montpellier.fr the book editors, at no later than October 31, 2006. You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by November 15, 2006. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Gower Publishing Limited, www.gowerpub.com in Winter 2007. If you have any questions or concerns, or if I can be of any assistance, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Nassim Aissa Belbaly Associate Professor of Information systems GSCM-Montpellier Sup de Co Group Tel :+33(4) 67 10 25 16 Fax:+ 33(4) 67 45 13 56 e-mail : n.belbaly @ supco-montpellier.fr _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3email@example.com Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com