The GNOME.Asia Summit is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event for developers, enterprises, officials and general users in Vietnam. The event brings together FOSS projects from Asia and around the world. More than 1000 participants from around the world participated in the summit, which was the first international community event of its kind in Vietnam. It took place from Nov. 20-22, 2009, in Ho Chi Minh City.

GNOME.Asia Vietnam

Mario Behling
Organizer GNOME.Asia Summit 2009
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Hong Phuc Dang
Organizer GNOME.Asia Summit 2009
[email protected]
Vietnam: +84 939871001


The GNOME desktop is a free, easy to use, accessible and internationalized desktop for Linux and Unix-based operating systems used by millions. GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux and Unix distributions, and is popular with both large existing corporate deployments and small business and home users. GNOME sponsors include Access, Canonical, Debian, the Free Software Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Igalia, Imendio, Intel, Mozilla, Nokia, Novell, OLPC, Opened Hand, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems, with legal pro bono work provided by Software Freedom Law Center and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati. http://gnome.org


FOSSASIA is the premier Free and Open Source technology organization in Asia for developers, designers, start-ups, and contributors. Projects at FOSSASIA range from open hardware, to design, graphics and software. FOSSASIA was established in 2009. The annual FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit took place in Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. FOSSASIA meetup groups exist throughout Asia. http://fossasia.org

Quang Trung Software City

QTSC was founded in 2001, as one of the key projects for future development of Ho Chi Minh City. With 430,000 sqm it is the biggest software park in Vietnam. QTSC offers a highly reliable infrastructure for high tech companies in the software development sector. Services offered include an exhibition centre, accommodation, and entertainment. 20,000 people will live in the quarter by 2010. QTSC has got a strong support from both the local and the state government, and is able to offer unique benefits to enterprises relocating itself in the quarter. The QTSC management sees it as its core responsibility to support IT companies and investors to do business in HCMC and Vietnam. http://www.quangtrungsoft.com.vn

Community Partner

LXDE is a fast, performant and energy-saving interface backend for mobile devices and computers with low hardware specifications. It uses GTK+ and comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM. It provides a fast desktop experience; connecting easily with applications in the cloud. The LXDE Foundation supports the growth of the international community developing and maintaining LXDE. http://lxde.org

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