http://amarok.kde.org http://www.apache.org http://www.archlinux.org http://www.arduino.cc http://www.bitcoin.org http://www.blender.org http://www.creativecommons.org http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cernohl/wiki http://www.debian.org http://www.dokeos.com http://www.drupal.org http://www.elphel.com http://www.fedoraproject.org http://www.mozilla.org/firefox http://www.gentoo.org http://www.gimp.org http://www.gnome.org http://www.gnu.org http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org http://www.freebsd.org http://www.freeguppy.org http://www.haiku-os.org http://www.imagemagick.org http://www.inkscape.org http://www.jabber.org http://www.joomla.org http://www.kde.org http://www.knoppix.net http://www.libreoffice.org http://www.linux.com http://www.mageia.org http://www.mandriva.com http://www.moodle.org http://www.mozilla.org http://www.mozilla.org http://www.openbsd.org http://www.opensuse.org http://www.perl.org http://www.php.net http://www.pidgin.im http://www.plone.org http://www.postgresql.org http://www.python.org http://www.ruby-lang.org http://www.scribus.net http://www.spip.net http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird http://tomcat.apache.org http://www.typo3.com http://www.ubuntu.com http://www.videolan.org http://www.wikipedia.org http://www.wordpress.org http://www.xfce.org http://www.xonotic.org /en/your-libre-project

Practical Information

Every year, LSM organises several services to facilitate access to the LSM and to assist visitors staying in the host city.



LSM locations

Week-end for the general public (7th and 8th July 2012)

Registration, Boulevard du Libre, Lightning Talks, workshops, animations, bar and light refreshments

  • Salle communale de Plainpalais
    from 7th to 8th July from 10:00 am to 6 pm

    Rue de Carouge 52 - 1205 Genève
    TPG: Tram 12 (use stops Augustins, Pont-d’Arve) - Bus 1 (use stop Pont-d’Arve)

Conferences, workshops and roundtables (from 9th to 12th July 2012)

Registration, conferences, Boulevard du Libre, Lightning Talks, workshops, animations, bar and light refreshments

Festival of Libre Digital Arts (from 7th to 10th July 2012)

Computer science discovery space, hackerspace, artistic performances, bar and light refreshments

  • The Kugler Foundry (Fonderie Kugler)
    from 7th to 10th July from 8:30 pm to 1 am (accessible for persons over 18)

    Avenue de la Jonction 19 - 1205 Genève
    TPG: Tram 14 - Bus 2, 4, 11, 19, D (use stop Jonction)

Concerts

  • Salle communale de Plainpalais
    from 8th to 10th July from 8:30 pm to 1 am (accessible for persons over 18)

    Rue de Carouge 52 - 1205 Genève
    TPG: Tram 12 (use stops Augustins, Pont-d’Arve) - Bus 1 (use stop Pont-d’Arve)



Lodging

LSM refers participants to various different solutions for lodging to suit all budgets!

LSM plans to "liberate" the Vernets Barracks (Caserne des Vernets)

LSM is taking over this place, which will only retain the name of a barracks. Nowadays it has a convivial and easy ambiance. You can come here to take a break between two events (it's only 5 minutes on foot from the Uni Mail). You have green spaces for yourself and a basketball court. You can get your questions answered at the information stand and drink a refreshing beer at the bar. A hackerspace will be available for the residents of the barracks, and the Vernet pool is right across the street. Reserve your places now at the reservation interface!

Access to the Barracks is reserved for carriers of LSM badges; get yours either at the site or from the Website.

Rue Hans Wilsdorf 1 - 1205 Genève
TPG: Tram 15 (use stop Acacias) - Bus 11 (use stop Vernets)

  • Dormitories

    Nights at the Vernet Barracks cost CHF 26.50 each (about € 22) in dormitories of 10 beds each. Each bed has two storage compartments, one of which can be locked (remember to bring a padlock). Sheets and blankets are furnished, but remember to bring any necessary other overnight supplies. Communal showers.
    One room is reserved for females and is equipped with separate showers.

  • Camping

    A camping space is situated in the courtyard of the Barracks and can be used for CHF 13 (about € 10.80) per night.

Bed-and-breakfasts

A campaign has been launched to provide bed-and-breakfasts. You can fill out a form if you are interested. An LSM volunteer will link requests with offers and contact you when his mission is accomplished. Caution: it is possible that there will be more requests than offers!

Hotels

You can find details on hotels in the neighbourhood on the Hotels page.



Dining

You will be able to get full balanced meals at noon for CHF 10 (about € 8.30) from the Marx Café at Uni Mail. You can buy your meal tickets using the reservation interface. Light meals will be served in the Barracks cafétéria.

Lunches:

  • Saturday:
    Food not determined yet, will depend on demand
  • Sunday:
    Food not determined yet, will depend on demand
  • Monday:
    Poultry filet in estragon sauce, white rice and vegetables in the style of Nice
    Vegetarian option: tofu piccata, white rice and vegetables in the style of Nice
  • Tuesday:
    Vegatarian lasagna with cheese, extra sauce: basilicum and tomato crème
  • Wednesday:
    Italian-style pollock filet, safran potatoes and spinach
    Vegetarian option: omelette with fine herbs, safran potatoes and spinach
  • Thursday:
    Cheese and noodles from Sicily (eggplant, peppers, onions, tomatoes and mozzarella)

As LSM takes place in the centre of Geneva, you can also go to any of the numerous restaurants and snackbars nearby.

The Free Software Banquet

The traditional "Repas du Libre" (Free Software Banquet) will be served on Wednesday, the 11th July 2012, starting at 7:30 pm at Café Restaurant du Parc des Bastions (Bastions Park). You can find all information on the page called "Repas du Libre". Please register for it on the reservation interface.



Accessibility and mobility for handicapped persons

This page provides central information on accessibility and mobility for handicapped persons. Please consult the Accessibility and Mobility page.



Parking

As LSM takes place in the centre of Geneva, you will find many ways to park, either nearby or a little farther away for longer times. Please go the the Parkings page.



Internet access

Access to the Internet will be provided at all the LSM locations. You will find all the information to connect to the network on the network documentation LSM 2012 page.



Swiss particularities

  • Adapters for electrical connections (types E and F are incompatibles in Switzerland) will be sold at the LSM registration stands for CHF 2 (about € 1.60) each and in advance on the reservation interface.
  • Remember to bring along your USB keyboard if you plan to use any Swiss computers!
  • Please find all information on Geneva on this page.
  • ... a Swiss dictionary :)


Currency exchange

Payment for all LSM services (overnights and meals) will be possible in Euros, but only via credit cards (VISA and MasterCard). Debit card holders can use ATMs found in the university and in the city. Most stores accept euros (bills only, no change), but at a rate not to the advantage of the consumer...

These offices do offer a good exhange rate:

  • Inside the Main Train Station Cornavin
    - GMT General Moneytrading ; 30, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    - Migros Change ; 16, rue du Mont-Blanc
  • Migros exchange offices


Tourism

  • CERN

    Visits to CERN are guided only.
    Nonetheless the permanent exhibitions at CERN can be visited freely.

  • Salève chair-lift
  • Geneva's water fountain and park
  • Watches and flowers
  • The Wall of the Church Reformers
  • St. Pierre's Cathedral and the old city
  • United Nations


Useful links