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openSUSE @ FOSDEM 2010

January 19th, 2010 by

It is that time of the year again!

FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

FOSDEM will take place at the first weekend in February (6th/7th) in Brussels and we’re going to attend. There is a buttload of tracks, devrooms and lightning talks to visit. Including, but not limited to: Security, Scalability, Monitoring, Distributions, KDE, GNOME, Ruby on Rails, X.org, LiMux, csync, GeeXboX and so on and so on. You should check the Schedule. Of course also the famous exhibition exhaust pipe hallway will be back once more with project booths ranging from CAcert to Zarafa Community.

Our project will attend mostly in the individual project’s devrooms and together with CentOS, Debian, Fedora and Mandriva in the distribution mini-conference that will happen. Of  course we also have a booth to show off and hand out promo DVD”s of the greatest distribution on this planet. We hope you seize this opportunity to meet, learn from, get inspired by and shape the community that will gather at the the best Free Software and Open Source event in Europe!

openSUSE Conference: Social Events

September 9th, 2009 by

The openSUSE Conference isn’t just an opportunity to work together — it’s also an opportunity to play together. During the conference, we’ll have several activities for attendees to get together and have a lot of fun!

Conference Social Event

joes tavern
Work Hard, Play Harder! – That will be the motto for Thursday Night. We’ll convert part of the Novell Office into Joe’s Tavern and everybody from the conference is invited to join us for some ice-cold Stuff and Flaming Joe’s! The party will get going at 7PM. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. See the “How to get there” page on, guess what, how to get there. The Office is also on the Conference Map.

When: Thursday the 17th of September, 7 PM
Where: Joe’s Tavern, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nürnberg

Creative Commons Short Film Nights

kommkinoMovies free to copy and distribute. Movies that can be shared both with friends and with the Internet community. For many that’s hard to believe, but it’s reality. Thanks to Creative Commons, which is established as both an alternative and a complement to the traditional ways of commercial distribution when it comes to media. The Creative Commons night at the KommKino Nuremberg will show that the CC-model is also working for the distribution of short films. Together with the openSUSE Conference the KommKino will show short movies and music videos licensed under Creative Commons-licenses on Friday and Saturday. Everyone who brings an USB-Stick, external harddrive or notebook will be able to take the movies home. The movies start at 9:15 PM, admission is free. The KommKino is very close to the Main Railway Station. See the Conference Map and the “How to get there” page for directions.

When: Friday the 18th of September, 9:15 PM
Saturday the 19th of September, 9:15 PM
Where: KommKino, Königstrasse 93, 90402 Nürnberg

Get Going. openSUSE:Contrib ready!

December 17th, 2008 by

It’s alive! In an effort to bring another joy of contributing to the openSUSE distribution a new team, process and package repository just recently saw the light of day: openSUSE:Contrib

Contrib logo

The openSUSE:Contrib repository is an extension of the openSUSE distribution. The goal is simple: making maintainership of packages in the openSUSE distribution possible for everyone. Currently with openSUSE Factory it is “only” possible to do code-contribution in the form of patches sent through the collaboration features of the openSUSE Build Service. While that is fine it is missing an important motivation bit: responsibility. Having responsibility for a piece of software inside a Linux distribution is a demanding but rewarding task and it is also the one task that is essential to the whole distribution business because that’s what a distribution is, a collection of packages. No matter if you create a nice desktop wallpaper or hack on a system service, if you want it to end up on the distribution you have to squeeze it into a package and use the whole process around that. With openSUSE:Contrib it is now possible for everyone to do that for the openSUSE distributions. So if you have experience in RPM packaging and you miss a piece of software in the openSUSE distribution join the openSUSE:Contrib team to scratch that itch. For starters you should read the openSUSE:Contrib wiki page and subscribe yourself to the openSUSE:Contrib mailing list. See you around!

New Mailing Lists Available

April 16th, 2008 by

Hey ho, we have a few new mailing lists available.

To discuss openSUSE usage on the different virtualization products like Qemu/KVM, XEN or VirtualBox subscribe to opensuse-virtual. If you are one of our many users from the Czech Republic (nazdar lidi!) you should subscribe to opensuse-cz and discuss openSUSE with other users there. A little while ago we created opensuse-features that broadcasts every change related to openSUSE in the feature database, opensuse-nl for users from the Netherlands and some new translation lists: German, Spanish, Russian, Slovakian and Hungarian. For more information on how to use these lists or what other mailing lists we have head over to the Mailinglist page on our wiki.

The openSUSE Project Turns Two

August 9th, 2007 by

It happened again. Another year passed (flew by). Happy Birthday openSUSE!

Read on for a look back and some things to come.