Dear DLF members,

At the same time the DLF meeting is going on in Minneapolis, JASIG is having a conference the same days in St Paul, on developing and managing open source software in Higher education .  I think many of you will find the program interesting if you are currently deploying or developing with open source.  OSS projects featured are DSpace, Kuali, Sakai, Fedora, UPortal, CAS.  However, there are many general tracks for software developers, managers and implementors of open source software projects.  If you are attending the DLF conference, it is a short ride to the JASIG venue and JASIG has offered DLF members a reduced rate to attend the conference for a day.  Please see the information below to find out more and see the schedule-

Michele Kimpton
DSpace Executive Director

Higher Education Solutions:  The Community Source Way!
April 27 -30, 2008
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

We are pleased to let you know that the JA-SIG Spring 2008 program schedule is posted at the conference site:  (Click the "Program" link at the top of the page.)

Join us for the most comprehensive gathering of the higher education open source community in 2008!

Early registration discounts are available through March 23, 2008.   

Register now at .

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations!  You can make your reservations at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul - Riverfront by visiting and following the instructions for booking online or calling the number provided on the page.

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We hope to see you there!

The JA-SIG Spring 2008 Program Committee