State Of The Map 2010 Draft Bid Bordeaux & RMLL2010

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10th - 11th July 2010 - OSM French community reuse power and stable event of RMLL to build SOTM 2010 in Bordeaux.

Applicant Organisation committee

  • French community
    • Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux, ABUL president (Bordeaux Lug
    • Frédéric Rodrigo, OSM Leader Bordeaux
    • Emilie Laffray, OSM Contributor
  • RMLL Bordeaux 2010 committee
    • more than 30 volunteers at current time, more than 100 on d-day
    • a 300 000 € event

Short impression how the State of the Map 2010 would look like

  • ...
  • Open to local inhabitant

Reasons to choose SOTM Bordeaux 2010

RMLL Bordeaux 2010

The RMLL is the French international Free Software event aka Libre software meeting (LSM). This event is free and open to all. There, meet the main libre software developers and contributors with the users of their software. It takes place each year since 2000 and is powered by a lot of volunteers and sponsorship, now with more than 5000 visitors. RMLL provide technical support : university lecture hall, room, hardware, public communication. RMLL public come especially for the event, but also local inhabitant with event and conferences in city centre. This year RMLL/LSM will take place on the University campus from 6th to 9th July 2010 and downtown on the 10th and 11th. This event version points about Sustainable Development.

Proposed venue

RMLL provide us access to University of Bordeaux I (ENSEIRB and MATMECA building), with facility : room, lecture hall, network. ENSEIRB offers 4 lecture theatres (with video projectors) and numerous classrooms (video projectors available on request).

Rooms are also available for the management team.

The ENSEIRB students-driven cafeteria will be available for beverages and sandwiches if we can manage it by ourselves (the students will be out of the school at that period of time).

A special wifi network will be set up for the Libre software meeting duration with coverage of the whole campus (ENSEIRB, University, students accomodation buildings).

The CROUS (french for student live accommodation) can provide cheap lodging and lunch at noon.

Information about the city

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwest France, with one million inhabitants (dixit Wikipedia). City center is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Bordeaux Country is also famous for its wine. The city provides an international airport, high speed train (TGV) from Paris (3hrs) and a developed urban transportation system.


Organisation cost may be light. University room can be used for free, CROUS can provide really cheap accommodation for people interested in.

  • bedroom : around 10 €
  • breakfast : around 2 €
  • lunch : around 8 €