Community to celebrate openSUSE Birthday

26. Jul 2022 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

Community to celebrate openSUSE Birthday

The openSUSE Project is preparing to celebrate its 17th Birthday on August 9.

The project will have a 24-hour social event with attendees visiting openSUSE’s virtual Bar.

Commonly referred to as the openSUSE Bar or slash bar (/bar), openSUSE’s Jitsi instance has become a frequent virtual hang out with regulars and newcomers.

People who like or use openSUSE distributions and tools are welcome to visit, hang out and chat with other attendees during the celebration.

This special 24-hour celebration has no last call and will have music and other social activities like playing a special openSUSE edition; it’s a game where people draw and guess openSUSE and open source themed topics.

People can find the openSUSE Bar at

There will be an Adaptable Linux Platform (ALP) Work Group (WG) feedback session on openSUSE’s Birthday on August 9 at 14:30 UTC taking place on The session follows an install workshop from August 2 that went over installing MicroOS Desktop. The session is designed to gain feedback on how people use their Operating System to help progress ALP development.

The openSUSE Project came into existence on August 9, 2005. An email about the launch of a community-based Linux distribution was sent out on August 3 and the announcement was made during LinuxWorld in San Francisco, which was at the Moscone Convention Center from August 8 to 11, 2005. The email processing the launch discussed upgrading to KDE 3.4.2 on SuSE 9.3.

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