David and Goliah: from Firefox browser to Firefox OS

“David and Goliah” is a classics story in the Bible regarding how to compete with a giant. Looking back to the history of Mozilla and Firefox, it is also about competing with the strong or even dominated competitor to promote openness and freedom of the web. In this session, the speaker will talk about the current progress and the future plan of Firefox OS based on the same belief.

michaelhhungSpeaker: Mr Michael Hung (Taiwan)

Michael is the Marketing Director of Mozilla Taiwan. Before joining Mozilla, he was the Director of Global Technical Support Center of Microsoft Taiwan, and have been the Marketing Director of Sun Microsystems. He is also a writer, have published four books covering several different topics including IT industry, work/life balance, and parenthood.

Language: English (with English Slides)

(This is a a session of Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2014 on 29 March, HKOSC is an annual international conference in Hong Kong for global open source community, it is aimed to demonstrate the use of open source software technology, open hardware technology and latest development in the world. HKOSC is targeted for developers, users and promoters.)

Sammy Fung

Mr Sammy Fung is President and Founder of Open Source Hong Kong. He establish online community of Open Source Hong Kong in 2006, and its activities in 2010. Sammy starts his contributions in open source community in 1997, he is co-founder and founding chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group. In 2011, Sammy also participates in open source community across Asia, he joins GNOME Asia committee in 2012, and becomes first Mozilla representative for Hong Kong in 2013. Sammy is a Python developer, open source contributer, and tech writier. He is experienced in Data Science, Django, Scrapy. GitHub / Twitter: @sammyfung Affiliates: - GNOME Asia: Committee Member. - GNOME Foundation: Member. - Mozilla: Mozilla Represenative. - Hong Kong Python User Group (HKPUG): Organiser. - Python Software Foundation: Member.

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