Opensaar e. V.

Kompetenzzentrum für Opensource im Saarland

Libre Graphis Meeting in Saarbrücken


Opensaar e. V. and LGM 2019


End of may in Saarbrücken the LGM 2019 will take place. At this location people from all over the world will meet. People connected to the subjects of grafics and free software. This begins with questions about colours, typography, maps to such things as hardcore programming. The LGM is organized by K8.


The association Opensaar e. V. is part of this event and created a very exciting program on its own with the slogan “From code to community”.


In advance of the LGM on Wednesday, May 29th, there will be an opensource-community-meeting geben, organized by Opensaar e. V. together with K8. The location is the very nice building “Pingusson-Bau” (the former Kultusministerium, or the former french ambassy of the Saarland) in Saarbrücken.


Entrance is free.




Das Libre Graphics Meeting findet 2019 in Saarbrücken statt
The Libre Graphics Meeting takes place 2019 in Saarbrücken.


Program in advance of the meeting in a joint venture of OpenSaar e. V. and K8 Institut für strategische Ästhetik gGmbH

Informations about our partner K8 on their Site at hbk and directly at K8.



  • 12:00 Begin and entrance of the visitors – Meet & Talk with the speakers, FOSS-Community


  • 14:00 FOSS Contemporary Legal Tendencies Lucas Lasota, Free Software Foundation Europe, Berlin
  • 14:45 FOSS in Kommunen Dr. Martin Alt, Stadt Völklingen
  • 15:30 Warum ist Opensource erfolgreich? Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL Opensource Automation Development Lab eG
  • 16:15 Odoo ERP als Business-Plattform für den Mittelstand Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Gillen
  • 17:00 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap als Community-Beispiel Manfred Reiter, OpenSaar & NN. Ärzte Ohne Grenzen, Berlin
  • 18:00 Offizielle Eröffnung LGM 2019
  • ++++ OPEN END ++++

Mapathon with Medcins sans frontieres

Informations about our partner Medcins sans frontieres.

Aerzte ohne Grenzen in Saarbruecken auf dem Gustav-Regler-Platz

Medcins sans frontiers in Saarbrücken – Mapathon in the former building of Minister für Bildung und Kultur

The mapathon (creating cards in OpenStreetMap for humanitarian purposes following requisitons of Mecins sans frontieres) where your helping hands are much appreciated, will be supported by pupils of the  BBS Saarburg who are participating at the Erasmus Procekt EuYoutH_OSM.

You are wanted – too! No knowlodge is necessary to be part of the mapathon. Only have your own notebook with you!

  • from 13:00 – Getting help to install JOSM and get access to the internet.
  • from 15:00 – Mapathon

Medcins sans frontieres can be found from May, 29th until June, 4th 2019 also on the Gustav-Regler-Platz in Saarbrücken. The Flyer with additional informations can be downloades as pdf-file.


Organised by K8 and


In parallel to the talks, the mapathon and the workshops there will be some place where active projects and organisations are able to present themselves.


No kind of official registration is necessary for this LGM pre-event.
Some short notice via email to lgm2019 @ opensaar . de or as a comment to this text will help us for a better planning.

Find us in soical media at:

Also at these contact points you may show us your interest of a participation.




Zum Herunterladen mit Stand 2019-05-05.


Ehemalige Französische Botschaft
Ehemaliges Kultusministerium
Gebäude Pingusson
Hohenzollernstrasse 60
66117 Saarbrücken



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