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FOSDEM12 Cross-Distribution Devroom: (Last) Call for Participation

December 16th, 2011 by

FOSDEM is the biggest event organized by and for the Free and Open Source (FOSS) community. Its goal is to provide developers a place to meet, come together and share and discuss ideas. The event happens 4-5 February 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. And there will again be a cross-distribution mini conference at FOSDEM this year. By organizing a mini conference where all distributions participate in we foster collaboration and cross pollination. You are hereby invited to hold a session.

If you’re interested let your intention be known on the distributions@lists.fosdem.org mailinglist, with the following information and we will factor in your contribution.

  • Your name
  • A short bio, to be put on the website along with your name
  • optionally a picture of yourself
  • The title of your session
  • A (short) abstract describing the session in further detail.
  • The desired approximate duration for the session.

Sessions can be talks, round tables, BoFs, or any number of other things that could generally benefit from an audience of distributions developers.

The deadline for submissions is December 22nd!

Use this opportunity to bounce ideas, projects and plans off your peers in the Linux distributor community.

Art Meeting

November 24th, 2011 by

Members of the openSUSE Art Team will meet in the channel #opensuse-artwork on the freenode IRC network and everyone is welcome to join in and participate! This meeting is meant to discuss the latest developments in and around artwork of openSUSE.

You can find and edit the agenda and read the meeting minutes on past meetings on our meeting page in the openSUSE wiki.

Fun, fun, fun at OSC11

August 22nd, 2011 by

The Zentrifuge, our conference location this year, is build in an old factory that was used for the production of washing machines (centrifuge, get it?). The bridging between technology and art is an important concern for them and thus our conference, as a technology conference, tries to cross that bridge too. Of course we also follow our motto Have a lot of fun… in this endeavor and throw a little party into the mix as well. So here is our blend of social events at OSC11.

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openSUSE Conference 2011

August 15th, 2011 by

The third openSUSE Conference, osc11, kicks off on Sunday September 11, 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany. Under the motto RWX³ all Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts are invited to come together for four days to learn, hack and to have a lot of fun. The program will cover a variety topics with an emphasis on interaction between participants. The conference is free of charge and open to anyone!

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Volunteers needed for the conference

August 1st, 2011 by

Brave enough?As you know, the third international openSUSE Conference is happening in a couple of weeks from now, you already should be registered! For the organization team this means that we are really picking up pace now and start to feel dizzy. One of the reasons for that is that we are short on helping hands. We especially miss “boots on the ground“, we need your help!

Being a boot on the ground means we need people to help us at the conference in September. There is no special knowledge about the location or other details needed. So far we have 5 tasks where we desperately need people to help out. Venue setup, Registration Desk, Session Chairs and the Snack Bar. Read on to learn how you can contribute to the success of the conference.

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Conference travel sponsorship program

July 23rd, 2011 by
The openSUSE conference team is starting the travel sponsorship program to financially support community members to attend the conference.
Apply now online until August 5th!

Travel round the globe but first see RWX³The openSUSE conference “RWX³” is the place to be for anyone using, working on or taking advantage of the openSUSE Project. No matter if you use our technology such as the Open Build Service, contribute packages to 12.1 or evangelize the world as an Ambassador, this is your conference. You can also meet a lot of your friends from other projects like KDE, GNOME, Linux, Samba, LibreOffice and, of course many people from other GNU/Linux distributions with whom we collaborate on technologies like packaging, appstores or low-level tools like systemd.

The conference takes place from September 11th to 14th in Nuremberg, Germany. Nürnberg is quite easy and cheap to reach from nearly everywhere in Europe but it happens to be that the world is slightly bigger than that. We have contributors from India, Taiwan, the US, Brazil, Australia and many other countries around the globe. A trip to the conference might be affordable to most, but we also have contributors at the beginning of their career where money is usually tight. No matter the reason why, if you need financial assistance to be able to attend the openSUSE conference we have something for you: The travel sponsorship program. And while the conference organization team is relentlessly looking for more sponsors for it, the team has enough commitments by now to start the program today. Hooray! If you want to come to the conference in September but need assistance with the travel costs, you can apply to be sponsored via email now. Read on to learn how!

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It’s that time of year again: openSUSE@LinuxTag Berlin

May 3rd, 2011 by

Again this year, same procedure as every year, the openSUSE Project is attending the LinuxTag in Berlin with more than 30 members, a booth, several talks in the program and workshops. LinuxTag has been held regularly for 15 years, which is longer than any other Linux fair in Europe. More than 200 free software projects and companies participate and it attracts nearly 12,000 visitors. The 17th LinuxTag presents all the latest for professional users, decision makers, developers, beginners and the Linux community — May 11 to 14 at the Berlin Fairgrounds.

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The Canterbury Project

April 1st, 2011 by

If you are really in a timezone where it’s still before March 31st 23:59 then…

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Mingle Today!

March 15th, 2011 by

Connect. Mingle Today!It all started out with a simple question Pavol Rusnak asked on the openSUSE Conference ’09

What are we really doing when we develop a new tool to handle openSUSE users and groups?

The answer was simple: Connecting people to projects, groups and with each other. Connecting faces to names, nicknames and to email addresses. In the end connecting all our other tools to this one so we can share the data. These are the fundamental ideas behind our newest openSUSE tool: connect. In the following months the openSUSE Boosters and friends started to work on this tool based on Elgg. An open source social networking engine, that delivers the building blocks that enable us to create our own fully-featured social network. And today we release it to you, the openSUSE Community.

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Live.Code.Party.

March 7th, 2011 by

openSUSE 11.4 is going to be released this Thursday (March 10th, 2011) and there is no better way to enjoy the new release than having fun with your fellow openSUSE Lizards! That’s why community members all over the world prepare launch parties. Launch parties are events around the release of a new openSUSE version, what kind of event is up to the organizers. But it’s usually about sharing knowledge with each other, get new people to know the distribution, the tools and the project and most important about having a lot of fun, celebrating our success! Interested? Here are a couple of parties to check out!
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