GNOME.Asia Summit 2012 (Hong Kong)

Participant’s post event report: https://linuxtoy.org/archives/gnome-asia-2012-hong-kong-day-1.html

GNOME.Asia 2012 will be hosted in City University of Hong Kong in June 9-10.

Let’s register ASAP and share with your friends. 🙂

Hong Kong, May 16, 2012 –  Success of Linux、Apache、Firefox、Wordpress and other free/open source softwares (F/OSS) are contributed by developers and deliver their program with source codes which are licensed in one of open source licenses.

Open Source allows users and developers to use, modify and re-distribute programs with source codes freely. With media coverage on technology websites and international medias, population of open source community is increasing rapidly in last 20 years. With the growth of F/OSS user and developer population, it develops the mature power of F/OSS and a number of international F/OSS communities.

About GNOME and GNOME Foundation

GNOME is the most popular desktop UI on Linux desktop systems, which GTK library can be installed on Windows and OS X as well to run some GTK-based applications.

10+ years ago, GNOME Foundation is established by GNOME project, and formed their Asia committee in recent years. Every year, GNOME Asia committee organise annual GNOME.Asia Summit, which hosted in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, India. Agenda of GNOME.Asia 2012 is announced in May.

22+ topics are selected from 60+ proposals, and speakers from Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Spain, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam are invited, Most of them are GNOME / GTK / F/OSS contributers, developers, users, and promoters. They will visit to Hong Kong and present in different type of topics, and share their experiences and making friends with yours.

GNOME.Asia 2012 provides 4 keynotes, 22 talks (in 2 tracks), 6 lightning talks. Agenda details can be found on http://2012.gnome.asia/schedule/

GNOME.Asia 2012 Summit
Date: June 9-10, 2012 (Sat-Sun)
Time: 9AM – 6PM
Venue: LT 1-3, Academia 1, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Capacity: 720 (maximum)
Type: 2/3-track seminiar
Language: English / Mandarin Chinese / Cantonese
Fee: FREE OF CHARGE (non-profit making event)
RSVP: http://registrano.com/events/gnomeasia2012
Webite: http://2012.gnome.asia https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2012Summit
Please RSVP asap for better arrangement by organizers.
We are looking for sponsors, media partners and volunteers, please contact with comm…@gnome.asia for international sponsors / media partners or volunteers, or sa…@opensource.hk for local sponsors, media partners or volunteers.

First large open source conference of Asia community hosting in Hong Kong.

Many large and non-profit open source conferences are organized around world every year by volunteers, contributers, users and developers of F/OSS.

Sammy Fung

The President at Open Source Hong Kong, the blogger at sammyfun.com, an open source developer, a Mozilla Rep, the lead of GNOME Asia committee and the contributing member of Python Software Foundation.

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