This year along with our sister company Fluendo, we will be attending GUADEC – the largest get together of GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, government associations and businesses in the world.
The event takes place in The Hague (Netherlands) this year and combines practical sessions along with group discussions, setting the future direction of the GNOME project. GUADEC brings together more than 500 attendees, featuring high profile keynotes from diverse sectors such as governmental and educational institutions, not to mention GNOME community leaders. It also aims to attract new developers and contributors, while serving as a meeting point for corporate interest in the new technology showcased at the event.
GNOME is a desktop environment and a graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system—composed entirely of free and open source software. GNOME is a powerful development platform and extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop. But more than anything else, GNOME is a worldwide community of volunteers who hack, translate, design, QA, and generally have fun together.
The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and Vice-President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes has recorded a request to support the GNOME Community, GUADEC 2010 and The GNOME Open Desktop Day. You can watch her message below:
See you at GUADEC!