Masim informs us that the Indonesian openSUSE Community‘s (OpenSUSE-ID) Annual Meeting will be held in Jakarta on 8th December 2007. This is their monthly meeting that becomes the first annual meeting to prepare the project of openSUSE-ID in 2008.
Read on for some the facts about Indonesia and the opportunity he sees to increase openSUSE and Open Source adoption.
- Indonesia is made up of 17,500 islands and is the world’s largest archipelagos state. It has a population of over 200 million, making it the world’s fourth most populous country.
- The largest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur, is located in Indonesia and is a ninth century monument.
- Indonesia is the native home of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world.
- Indonesia has Bali, the beautiful island that become one of the 33 province in Indonesia.
Talking about the population, if we assumed that 50% of citizen are under age 15, and openSUSE is used by 1% of the rest, it’s about 1 million people! This is a great thing to promote openSUSE to become the primary choice of Open Source solution.
Currently, openSUSE-ID is the second largest and active Linux community after Ubuntu-ID.
Back to the annual meeting, the event itself will offer some discussion about:
- Planning for 2008: Distributing about 10,000 CDs or DVDs, getting some event and release party
- Building openSUSE-ID branch and sub branch in 33 province of Indonesia and in some district or main city
- Legal aspect of openSUSE-ID (legal community by Indonesian law, will always seamless with openSUSE.org mission and will not break rule of the game of openSUSE.org)
- openSUSE Remastered with most common application used in Indonesia
- Knowledge share with subject â€œBuilding Powerful Mail Server withoOpenSUSE and Zimbra Collaboration Suiteâ€
- Distributing openSUSE 10.2 and 10.3 DVD repositories (contains oss, non oss, Packman and Guru repository)
This event is open for all openSUSE and Open Source enthusiasts. Details of announcement in Bahasa Indonesia were already published in "Kopdar #2 OpenSUSE-ID".
See you there…
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