PhD day 5 - year 2014

Organization Committee



About Free and Open Source softwares

As our society grows more dependent on computers, the software we run is of critical importance to securing the future of a free society. Free software is about having control over the technology we use in our homes, schools and businesses, where computers work for our individual and communal benefit, not for proprietary software companies or governments who might seek to restrict and monitor us.
As scientists we totally embrace this philosophy and everything here is realized according to this concept. This website is written in simple xhtml via the bluefish 2.2.3 editor and GNU Emacs 23.4.1, using a hand-written well-documented css style. The website is tested (and will surely work) with Chromium 24 + (free version of Google Chrome) and Mozilla Firefox 10 + browsers. All the images are processed via Gimp 2.8.2. The leaflets are realized using inkscape 0.48.4.

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The submission form is a mixture of html, php and some javascript (all of them are free to use). It collects all information from your submission to write a form that can be directly inserted after the preamble of a historical LaTeX project, handed down from the ancient first PhD-day. The book of abstracts is compiled using the Tex Live 2012 LaTeX distribution. The pdf preview is compiled on the fly thanks to uni-halle.de

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The whole website is hosted on a dedicated PC at LENS (phdday), in the office 76 (first floor). It runs Apache 2.4.7 and PHP 5.5.9 on Lubuntu GNU/Linux using the 3.13.0 linux kernel (64-bit).

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All pages pass the W3C validation, if it doesn't render well, blame your browser!

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All there is under CC BY-NC-SA license. If you don't know about your freedom, ask wikipedia.

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