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We have a logo for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015

October 2nd, 2015 by

We’re pleased to announce that the logo for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015. The logo comes from Kukuh Syafaat.

Congratulations, Kukuh Syafaat!!!


A very big thanks from the openSUSE.Asia community to all the logo designers for their time and effort, as well as the voters who actively voted for the event.  We are able to host this event because of such huge support and contributions. We look forward to see you at the Summit.

openSUSE.Asia Summit – More on CFP, deadline approaching!!!

September 17th, 2015 by

Time is running out fast!!! We already have an impressive list of proposals, but hey, it does not hurt to be greedy. Submit your proposals for the openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015, which will be held from Dec’05 – Dec’06 2015 in Taipei City. Every proposal makes our Summit better.

Just to remind you again, we have the following formats. Each proposal has a word limit of 150 words.geeko+

  • Lightning Talk (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 45 mins)  [If you thought that will take less than 60 minutes but more than 30 minutes, then this is the revised format]
  • Workshop (3 hours)

The openSUSE.Asia committee highly recommends workshops or hands on sessions. Papers can be submitted at the conference website by September 25, 2015.

openSUSE.Asia Summit expands with Study Area

September 8th, 2015 by


The openSUSE.Asia Summit aims to promote Linux in Asia region. This year
we are hosting the summit in Taipei Terry Crews YellingCity, Taiwan. Study Area, a non-commercial community, aims to educate about Linux, its eco system and other areas of computing, has joined us in our mission to co-host the event. This collaboration will expand the frontiers of both the communities into one single mission of promoting both openSUSE and FOSS.

About Study Area

Study Area (SA) was co-founded by lman, V.Bird and Netman in 1999.  SA is aimed at an online IT Learning Center so that novices have a place to find the answers and experts have a place to share knowledge, ranged from networking, programming, web development, database knowledge, Linux, etc.

Study Area has spends a lot of time to promote free and open source software in the country by holding events every month in Taipei and Tainan. Enthusiasts gather members from every corner to meet, learn and share experience and knowledge.

SA related online information

(1) Study-Area http://study-area.org/menu2.htm

(2) SA Forum http://phorum.study-area.org/

(3) SA IRC Channel + irc.freenode.net /#study-area


openSUSE Asia Summit 2015 Call for Sponsorship

August 28th, 2015 by

The openSUSE.Asia Committee seeks sponsors for the second edition of openSUSE.Asia Summit that will take place in Taipei city, Taiwan from 5th and 6th of December 2015. We expect about 200 attendees ranging from developers, regular users and power users to attend the summit. The sponsorship amount will cover travel costs for speakers and some attendees, as well as the cost of facilities.


openSUSE.Asia Summit – Call for Papers

August 25th, 2015 by

The openSUSE.Asia Committee is happy to announce the call for papers upcoming second openSUSE.Asia Summit. Starting today, the Committee is looking forward to see your proposals. The committee is looking for speakers from different avenues representing and advocating Free and Open Source Software.

Presentations can be submitted in any of the four formats

  • Lightning Talk (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 mins)
  • Workshop (3 hours)

The openSUSE.Asia committee highly recommends workshops or hands on sessions. Papers can be submitted at the conference website.


Papers can be submitted until 25th of September. The openSUSE.Asia Committee will evaluate the proposals based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule, and, the accepted proposals will be announced on 9th October.

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 – Logo design contest is back

August 24th, 2015 by

Preparations for the openSUSE.Asia Summit are rolling. As we are busy prepping ourselves for this big event, we realized that we need a logo for our very own Summit. Following tradition, we are back with the logo contest. We are looking for a logo which best reflects openSUSE and its community in Asia. The contest is open now and ends on 19 September 2015. We will send a “Geeko Mystery Box” as an appreciation for the best logo designed.

The Rules of the Contest are as follows:

  1. We will accept only SVG format for original design.

  2. Both color and monochrome(black and white) version are required as part of your submission.

  3. The elements of your design should reflect the openSUSE community in Asia.

  4. The logo should avoid the following things:

    • No brand names or trademarks of any kind.

    • No illustrations that may consider inappropriate, offensive, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.

    • No sexually explicit or provocative images.

    • No images of weapons or violence.

    • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug use imagery.

    • No designs which promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against groups or individuals; or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    • No religious, political, or nationalist imagery.

  5. The logo should comply with “openSUSE Project Trademark Guidelines” published at: https://en.opensuse.org/File:OpenSUSE_Trademark_Guidelines.pdf

  6. You should also agree that the openSUSE community have right to interpret the usage of the artwork.

  7. All your artwork will be licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.


The second openSUSE.Asia Summit is arriving!!!

August 20th, 2015 by

We are happy to announce the second openSUSE.Asia Summit following a glorious successful first edition. The conference will take place in Taiwan at National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan on December 5th and 6th, 2015.

The summit is a great way for both openSUSE contributors, and, users to meet each other and have fun. The openSUSE community will get together, share their experiences, and, learn free and open source technologies.
The goals of the Summit are

1. To promote openSUSE, its tools, and, other free open source software in Asia.
2. To introduce people to the openSUSE Project, through a series of talks, discussions and workshops.
3. To show prospective contributors, different various ways of contributing to the openSUSE Project and provide a platform for them to engage with contributors and find different avenues in the project that match their interests.

Normally, the openSUSE contributors and users communicated with each other online, thus it is a great opportunity to meet and talk face to face.  In addition, we have chance to learn free and open technologies, to share experiences with each other, and most of all, have fun at the Summit, and, in Taipei city.

Stay tuned!!!!

Update at oSC15

May 2nd, 2015 by

20150501_133621The community kicked off the first day of the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, with tons of exciting news about project.

Keynote speaker Markus Feilner gave a brief overview of trending topics for this year’s conference.

One of topics was Richard Brown’s “The Future is Unwritten” presentation about building the perfect regular release using new source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise submitted into the Open Build Service. Using this source code, Richard was advocating for a new, more stable and well maintained release with a life cycle of three years or more, which would provide engineering efforts to focus on common elements between SLE and openSUSE.


Next Week is Hack Week!

April 10th, 2015 by

Hack Week, a week where openSUSE/SUSE hackers experiment without limits! It’s the opportunity to innovate, collaborate across teams, and learn. The only rule is: Do what you want, but do it!

Hack Week 12

Many openSUSE/SUSE hackers use this opportunity to work on an activity of their passion and judging from the submitted ideas on hackweek.suse.com there is plenty of passion in the community!

Be it porting openSUSE to new and exciting hardware (Firefly-RK3288 or Intel Quark X1000) and architectures (MIPS). Improving our tools like OpenQA, YaST or OSEM. Making the life of openSUSE users more secure with better disk encryption, SSL pinning or a GNOME password manager. Nerding off with improving disassembly in gdb, porting a fake signal optimization to kGraft or diving into functional programming together. Or how about some more earthly passions like improving yourself or simply jamming together to improve Free Software?

We are sure that in the end, the 12th incarnation of this event, will give birth to one of the next big openSUSE/SUSE innovations. Like so many Hack Weeks before have! Just think about zypp and zypper, the openSUSE ARM port or YaST in Ruby.

So when next week is Hack Week, support the openSUSE/SUSE hackers where you can when they explore strange new languages, seek out new tools and new communities, when they boldly go where no hacker has gone before!

Call for hosts for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015

April 2nd, 2015 by
openSUSE Asia Summit 2014

Submit proposals for the openSUSE Asia Summit 2015

The openSUSE.Asia organization committee is inviting proposals to host the openSUSE.Asia Summit during the later half of 2015. The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the featured annual openSUSE conference in Asia.

The event focuses primarily on the openSUSE distribution, and also covers desktop environments, applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the openSUSE community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technology and future developments.

Last Summit

The first openSUSE.Asia Summit was held in Beijing in 2014. The Summit’s preference is to find new locations each year as we spread openSUSE throughout Asia, and we are looking for local organizers to rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent openSUSE event. The openSUSE.Asia organization committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning and delivery of the event.

You can learn more about openSUSE.Asia Summit at our official website: https://events.opensuse.org/conference/summitasia14