We are now collecting and uploading presentations on the website and publishing reports, photos and more. Should you also be in the process of doing the same, the tag to be used (at least) so it makes it easier to get streams is gnomeasia. Thank you everyone for the great participation and see you next year at the third chapter of the GNOME.Asia Summit!
What is the objective of the GNOME.Asia Summit
At a very high level, the objectives of the GNOME.Asia Summit can be put across as follows:
* To gather open source developers and contributors from Asia
* To attract new Asian contributors to the project
* To promote awareness of FOSS in Asia
* To allow developers and contributors to have face-to-face discussions
* To showcase latest gtk-based technologies
* To highlight new ideas and cutting edge developments in desktop computing
* To improve cooperation between gtk-based desktop development projects including GNOME, XFCE and LXDE
* To boost the local Vietnamese FOSS Community
* To involve international and local businesses in community activities
What is GNOME?
The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop.
GNOME is Free Software and part of the GNU project, dedicated to giving users and developers the ultimate level of control over their desktops, their software, and their data. Find out more about the GNU project and Free Software at gnu.org.
GNOME understands that usability is about creating software that is easy for everyone to use, not about piling on features. GNOME’s community of professional and volunteer usability experts have created Free Software’s first and only Human Interface Guidelines, and all core GNOME software is adopting these principles. Find out more about GNOME and usability at the GNOME Usability Project.
Free Software is about enabling software freedom for everyone, including users and developers with disabilities. GNOME’s Accessibility framework is the result of several years of effort, and makes GNOME the most accessible desktop for any Unix platform. Find out more at the GNOME Accessibility Project.
GNOME is used, developed and documented in dozens of languages, and we strive to ensure that every piece of GNOME software can be translated into all languages. Find out more at the GNOME Translation Project.
Developers are not tied to a single language with GNOME. You can use C, C++, Python, Perl, Java, even C#, to produce high-quality applications that integrate smoothly into the rest of your Unix or GNU/Linux (commonly referred to as Linux) desktop.
Beyond the worldwide GNOME Community, GNOME is supported by the leading companies in GNU/Linux and Unix, including HP, IBM, Mandriva, Novell, Red Hat, and Sun. Find out more at foundation.gnome.org .
Perhaps more than anything else, GNOME is a worldwide community of volunteers who hack, translate, design, QA, and generally have fun together. Find out more at GNOME Developer’s site .