The Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation has announced the three-month countdown to ORConf, the conference for anyone interested in open-source silicon and the tool chains behind it.

“ORConf is in its 8th year of bringing the open source silicon community together for a weekend of presentations, ideas and discussions,” writes FOSSi Foundation director Julius Baxter of the event, which this year is being held in Bordeaux, France on the 27th to 29th of September. “We hope many of our fine past attendees will make the trip to France to join us again for what should be another fantastic event.

“Presentation submissions are now open. We welcome everyone to come and tell us about your project, endeavour or your open source silicon use story. The call for sponsors goes out again this year – ORConf isn’t free to run and we rely on the generous support of companies and individuals to help put the event on. At this stage all sponsorship opportunities are available – so if you’d like to help the FOSSi Foundation fund the event, and get a great bit of recognition for it, then please get in touch with us.”

Those interested in attending can register on the ORConf website; those attending in a professional capacity are asked to purchase a ticket; anyone interested in presenting can submit a proposal now; and all additional information is available on the official website.