- The Second GNOME Users Group Meeting
- The First GNOME Users Group Meeting
- GNOME.Asia Summit was a success!
- Call For Lightning Talks
- The date for GNOME.Asia Summit is October 18th ~ 19th, 2008
Welcome to the GNOME.Asia Summit
The first ever GNOME.Asia Summit was held at the Beihang university, Beijing, China , from October 18th to 19th , 2008. GNOME Foundation is organizing GNOME.Asia Summit in collaboration with Sun Microsystems, Beijing Linux User Group (BLUG) and China OSS Promotion Union (COPU).Approximately 300 people are expected to attend. During the two day summit there will be a variety of presentations focusing on growing the Asia GNOME community and showcasing GNOME platform technologies. There will also be demonstrations of upcoming projects and brainstorming discussions of challenges different facets of GNOME in Asia.
The GNOME.Asia Summit focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, applications, development platform, and the larger GNOME-related community in Asia. The GNOME.Asia Summit brings together the GNOME-related community in Asia and provides a forum for GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses to discuss a range of topics relating to GNOME and the GNOME community in Asia.
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.
GNOME strives to be an organized community, with a foundation of several hundred members, usability, accessibility, and QA teams, and an elected board. GNOME releases are defined by the GNOME Release Team and are scheduled to occur every six months.
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 .