GUADEC is still going here in Brno. The conference has switched modes from days of presentations to a busy schedule of working sessions. This is the first of our reports on what happened over the weekend, starting with Saturday 3rd August.
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There’s a motto in the GNOME Project: “GNOME is people”. GUADEC is the best place to experience that first hand: it is our chance to spend time with and enjoy the company of contributors. Meet GUADEC 2013.
GNOMEtters & GNOMErs, the latest development update before our planned freezes and beta release for GNOME 3.1o is finally available. I know, better and bigger things are now happening in Brno, but allow me to introduce you one or two changes. This is the first release including GStreamer 1.1 with feature additions for the API and ABI of our favourite multimedia framework. We have an updated geolocalization framework, with a rewritten geocode-glib and the initial release of geoclue2 too. This means... Yes, GNOME Maps is finally available for your pleasure and testing. Other noticeable changes include support to RFKill for Linux systems, no more password prompt for Google calendars, redesign for Universal Access panel in System Settings and the ability for all your mortal beings to win a GNOME chess game More details about all changes and news are available here: * core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.9/3.9.5/NEWS * apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.9/3.9.5/NEWS The GNOME 3.9.5 release itself is available here: * core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.9/3.9.5/ * apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.9/3.9.5/ JHBuild moduleset to compile GNOME 3.9.5 by hand are available here: * http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.9.5/ Next stop mark is August 22, with our beta release. WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status. For more information about 3.9, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.9 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see http://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule ——– Happy coding and testing, Luca, in the behalf or release team.
The temperature rose once again in Brno today. Thirsty hackers were seen sheltering in the shade, while the local conference team shipped in extra water for all the participants.
The day began with our second keynote of the conference, by Matt Dalio from Endless. Matt spoke passionately about bringing computers to the billions in the world who lack access to them, and his plans to utilize GNOME technologies to do so. It was an inspiring talk, which got an extremely positive response from the audience. During the talk, the stories of real people who currently don’t have access to computers and the internet were told, and Matt challenged the GNOME community to develop our software with their needs in mind.
After the keynote, we once again hit the track rooms for another day of talks.
First up, Emmanuele Bassi spoke about the future of Clutter, while in the other room, Tim-Phillip Müller talked about “What’s cooking in GStreamer”. Emmanuele talked about the current difficulties experienced by both Clutter and GTK+, and the plan to resolve these by merging them. The plan is to make Clutter internal an internal scene graph for GTK+. Emmanuele also issued a health warning for those searching for slide images on the internet. Since the GTK+ hackfest in April, some progress has been made here.
Tim-Phillip described progress within the GStreamer project. He announced that the 1.2 release will be on time for GNOME 3.10, and that 1.4 will bring fewer new features, but more cleanup, QA, polishing and documentation improvements.
GTK+ was a theme for today’s talks. After Emmanuele, Tristan van Berkom spoke about the UI developer experience with Glade/GTKBuilder. One of his key messages: “a good developer experience is one which reduces the steps involved in creating software.” He demonstrated his recent work with template widgets. We also heard about new work that will allow drag and drop repositioning of controls, and a demo of this raised a big round of applause. Matthias Clasen also gave a talk on GTK+, and showed the audience how to create a new application using GTK+3. This used the standard documentation which is supplied with GTK+, which provides a straightforward step-by-step tutorial
In one of the last sessions of the day, Benjamin Otte gave his talk, called “GTK: To Infinity and Beyond”. He talked more about the plans described in Emmanuele’s talk, and spoke about the plans for the future. According to Benjamin, our new GTK+ widgets have well thought out APIs and are well tested. He also spoke about plans to ensure stability in GTK+ in the future.
Wayland was another theme for the day. Robert Bradford gave a talk on Wayland, “the future of Linux graphics”. That was followed by a Wayland panel discussion, which included Robert, Owen Taylor and Kristian Høgsberg. Here there was much talk of the future and ongoing work to have GNOME 3 and applications running on the new display manager. Many of the details are being worked out, and GNOME is expected to be running on Wayland in the near future.
Finally, we had the annual GNOME Foundation Annual General Meeting. Karen Sandler (the GNOME Foundation Executive Director) opened by welcoming new Foundation members, and encouraged everyone to attend the question and answer session with the Board of Directors on Sunday.
Reports were given by each of the GNOME teams. Allan Day (design team), the Release Team (Andre Klapper), the Bugsquad (Andre Klapper) accessibility (by Juanjo Marin), localization (Petr Kovar), websites (Andreas Nilsson and Fabiana Simões), the membership committee (also Fabiana Simões), marketing (Emily Gonyere), outreach (Marina Zhurakhinskaya), system administration (Andrea Veri) and documentation (Sinhdu Sundar).
There was lots of interesting news during the presentations…
After that we had presentations from our new treasurer and Karen Sandler. And finally, the annual pants award was presented to Allan Day. We expect to see him wearing them for the rest of the conference.
Here it comes my intention to bid for GUADEC 2015 to be held in Italy,
Photos from day 1 of GUADEC 2013.
All images courtesy of Jakub Steiner.
GUADEC 2013, GNOME’s annual European Conference, kicked off today in a warm and sunny Brno (Czech Republic). This is the main GNOME event of the year, and there are hundreds of contributors here for 8 days of talks and working events.
Everyone arrived early for the conference opening by Karen Sandler. The venue for this year’s conference is the Faculty of Information Technology at the Brno University of Technology. It’s a lovely modern setting, integrated into a beautiful old courtyard. Lovely place to be on a sunny day. The rubber ducks floating in the fountain were a big hit.
We also got started to a great piece of news, with Karen announcing that the Linux Foundation has joined the GNOME Advisory Board. Read more details on the news post.
After that, we were off with a day of presentations. First up there was our first keynote, by Ethan Lee, who works on porting indie games to Linux. He spoke about the challenges of porting games to Linux, and how we can help by providing better tools and community support.
Then the presentation tracks got started. We have two tracks this year, with 12 presentations by GNOME contributors on each day.
Allan Day talked about the Future of GNOME 3, while in the other room Colin Walters gave a report no the progress of the OSTree project. Allan spoke about the values and aspirations behind the GNOME project, and its mission to provide software freedom for as many people as possilbe. Then he went on to talk about the progress that has been made on improving the GNOME 3 user experience, as well as next steps that are required to make things even better. In the other room, Colin Walters described how the OSTree project is improving the quality of GNOME software. This initiative means that code commits are booted and tested in a virtual machines just minutes after they have been made. He hopes to get this time delay down to mere seconds in the near future.
After that it was time for lunch, where many of us got a proper Czech meal: goulash and dumplings.
The afternoon included a diverse range of talks. Fabiana Simões spoke about to (and how to not) report usability and user experience bugs. Another talk about design was given by Jakub Steiner, who showed off the process behind his impressive animated 3D mockups.
Lennart Poettering spoke to a very hot and packed auditorium about “Sandboxed applications for GNOME”. This was one of the most popular talks of the day. Lennart spoke about the progress to date, and set out a nine point plan for what needs to happen next.
We also had a number of talks on community building and outreach. Flavia Weisghizzi talked about the challenges faced by new contributors. She argued that we need to make women contributors more visible, and that we need to offer more support and mentoring opportunities. She described the fantastic progress that GNOME has made including women in the project: 17%, compared with 5% in Ubuntu and 2.5% in Debian. Sri Ramkrishna spoke about his ongoing outreach efforts. His advice: be sincere, be patient, make complainers into doers by filing bugs and contributing to the project. Meg Ford also gave a talk about outreach, and described here work to build a GNOME group in Chicago.
At the end of the day, Alex Larsson demonstrated his new hi-resolution display support work for GNOME 3. Brian Vibber, who donated a laptop to help with this work, got a round of applause from the audience.
GUADEC 2013 has got off to a fantastic start. There is a great atmosphere here, and lots of new contributors. Expect more posts in the coming days.
Over the last years, the GNOME Outreach Program made several improvements to its central projects, the Outreach Program for Women and Google Summer of Code. Some of these improvements are making sure each intern connects with a potential mentor ahead of time, contributes a patch to the relevant module as part of the application process, and has blog posts with progress updates incorporated on Planet GNOME. All of these requirements were made to help students and interns to connect to their projects early on.
This year, we continued the tradition of a yearbook with the GNOME Outreach Program Yearbook 2013. In this book, you will find all participants from the Outreach Program for Women January-April 2013, the Outreach Program for Women June-September 2013 and Summer of Code 2013 . Furthermore, all students and interns who will be at this years GUADEC are highlighted with a badge. Please take the time to get to know our newest contributors!
Download the GNOME Outreach Program Yearbook 2013
Opening GUADEC 2013 today, Karen Sandler, GNOME Executive Director, announced that the Linux Foundation has become the latest member of GNOME’s Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is a body of stakeholder organizations and companies who support the GNO…
It’s off the IRC channels and mailing lists and into the halls of the Brno University of Technology for over 200 GNOME users and developers this week. GUADEC, GNOME’s annual European conference, kicks off today in sunny Brno where members of the GNOM…
The GNOME Foundation, in collaboration the Brno University of Technology, Liberix, and Linux v Brně, presents the 2013 edition of the annual GUADEC Conference in Brno, Czech Republic from August 1st to 8th. GUADEC—the GNOME Users and Developers European Conference—is an international forum for research and development around the Free and Open Source Software project GNOME.
GUADEC will unite GNOME users and developers for an opportunity to discuss the main developments in GNOME technology and the future of open source software. The four conference days feature 40 formal talks, 3 keynotes and a number of lightning talk sessions followed by 4 days of working events and hacking sessions. The conference days will feature GNOME contributors addressing topics in User Experience, Developer Experience and Community Outreach as well as keynote speakers Ethan Lee, Matt Dalio, Cathy Malmrose, and the GNOME Board of Directors.
“GUADEC has become an essential event for the GNOME community, providing a venue for critical issues to be discussed and new community members to integrate fully,” said Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation.
GUADEC 2013 will be hosted in Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic and capital of the region of Moravia. Brno, a city of about 400,000 is a bustling university town and home to major offices of a range of of technology companies including IBM, Motorola, Honeywell and Red Hat.
GUADEC 2013 is organized in collaboration with Brno University of Technology, Liberix, and Linux v Brně. The conference has received generous sponsorship from Google, Redhat, Ubuntu, Collabora and Igalia.
8 days, 3 Keynotes, 80 presentations
GUADEC 2013 will consist of 8 days, including over 80 presentations, lighting talks, workshops and Birds of a Feather hackfests.
Expected highlights of the conference include:
Three keynotes and a presentation by the Board of Directors fill out the schedule.
Ethan Lee (@flibitijibibo) is a Linux game developer who has worked on porting games such as Super Hexagon and Proteus to Linux and is currently working on developing FEZ for Linux.
Cathy Malmrose founded ZaReason, which distributes computers built with open hardware and preloaded with Linux.
Matt Dalio is the CEO of Endless Mobile, building smartphone software for the needs of the developing world, and the founder of the China Care Foundation.
For more information about GUADEC and the full program, please visit www.guadec.org
GUADEC (gwädek gwaw-deck) is the primary congress for GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses worldwide. The conference is held annually in cities around Europe and brings attendees together to share their experiences and ideas for developing, using and deploying GNOME technologies.
GUADEC attracts more than 300 key software developers, press, users, businesses and government representatives each year. Presentations are given by leaders, spokespeople, volunteers and motivated developers on a range of topics including the future directions of the GNOME Project, Unix, GNU/Linux, Free and Open Source software, development techniques, cutting edge features and new ideas in culture and technology.
About GNOME and the GNOME Foundation
GNOME is an international project that works to create a free, open, easy-to-use computer environment with first-class internationalization and accessibility. The GNOME Project was started in 1997 by two university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena. Now, GNOME is an international project that works to create a free, open, easy to use computer environment with first class internationalization and accessibility. Built entirely from software approved as free by the Free Software Foundation, GNOME provides all of the common tools users expect from a modern computing environment: web browsers, file managers, multimedia players, e-mail applications, group-ware and games.
Used by millions of people across the world, GNOME is a popular desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-type operating systems. The desktop has been utilized in successful, large-scale enterprise and public deployments, and the project’s developer technologies are utilized by a large number of popular mobile device manufacturers. GNOME is the result of collaboration between those companies and volunteers from the public who are dedicated to creating quality free software.
GNOME components form the basic desktop environments on many operating systems, e.g., Oracle’s Solaris, Fedora, Canonical’s Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian and Linux Mint. GNOME technologies have been adopted for consumer and vertical market products, like: Amazon Kindle ebook readers; TiVo digital video recorders; Nokia Internet Tablets and the N900 mobile phone; TouchTunes digital jukeboxes and GPS navigation devices such as Garmin’s and TomTom’s devices.
Accessibility. GNOME, highlighted for ideals encompassing love, sharing and respecting standards, meets and exceeds accessibility requirements that allow all users, including those with disabilities, to interact with the most modern computer technologies.
The GNOME Foundation is a US non-profit organization focused on the advancement of GNOME and improving access to technology for all, regardless of geographic location or socio-economic class. It is comprised of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading companies. The Foundation is a member directed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal support to the GNOME project. The GNOME Foundation supports the pursuit of software freedom through the innovative, accessible and beautiful user experience created by GNOME contributors around the world.
The GStreamer team is pleased to announce another bug-fix release for the
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Members of the GNOME project are gathering in Brno, Czech Republic, for their annual European conference (GUADEC). The event starts on Thursday 1 August. There will be four core days of presentations, including talks on Linux gaming, Wayland, design, GTK+, documentation, LibreOffice, application sandboxing, and much much more. The full schedule can be found on the GUADEC website.
This is the main GNOME event of the year and, as with every year, is set to be educational, inspiring and a lot of fun.
For those who are already in Brno, a welcome event is being held today Ventana Café between 16:00 and 21:00. This is right across the the street from this year’s venue at the Faculty of Information Technology. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and conference badges will be handed out.
If you won’t be at GUADEC this year, don’t worry: you can follow all the action online. There will be regular reports on gnome.org (subscribe here). You can also keep track of the conference on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Just follow the GNOME account, and look out for the #guadec hashtag.
GNOME recently raised $20,000 to fund security and privacy enhancements to our software. We are extremely excited by this, and want to thank everyone who contributed.
One person who we are especially grateful to is Gavin Ferris, who was a particularly generous contributor to the fund raising campaign. We recently spoke to Gavin about his reasons for donating to GNOME.
How long have you been using GNOME, Gavin?
About 6 years ago, I began dual-booting my Windows laptops with Ubuntu, so I first started using GNOME 2 then. I stuck with Ubuntu until about nine months ago, when the whole shopping lens and “We have root” thing made me uneasy about the direction Canonical was heading. I tried a few other distros at that point, and selected Gentoo; now all my development boxes run it with GNU/Linux and Gnome 3.6.3, other than a few headless servers running a stock Debian install.
We’re really interested to hear about why you chose to donate to GNOME. Why donate now?
For community-based, open-source development to work smoothly, a number of key frameworks have to exist. The ‘desktop’ GUI (and supporting ecosystem) is, of course, [one] such key framework. It’s vital that a vendor- and distro-independent offering is available in this space which provides: a) a great (i.e., modern and feature-rich) experience to the user, and b) a supportive, structured development platform for the programmer; and I think GNOME fills both roles well…
I believe those of us who can afford to contribute financially—and who value using free and open-source software on a daily basis—should be willing to do so. Also, seen through the, ahem, prism of recent news, GNOME’s privacy campaign is timely and its philosophy refreshing. Hence my decision to donate.
Do you have a favorite thing about GNOME?
The shell extensions architecture is cool, and I think it has finessed many of the usability criticisms originally levelled at GNOME 3, without making the overall system too fragmented.
What would you like to see in GNOME in the future?
Two things spring to mind (bear in mind I’m on 3.6.3 – but having read the reviews I think these are still relevant for 3.8):
First, I think it’d be great to offer the user a clear choice about what data gets transmitted by installed software components, across the network and between each other, in a way that is easy to use and proactive. … such a feature would be an important differentiator unique selling proposition for GNOME. I’m hopeful the proposed privacy enhancements will provide at least some of this functionality.
Second, I think a major issue with GNOME is its lack of an integrated “software-centre” application properly linked into the Activities-view search… I guess this is really kind of a convoluted upvote for GNOME Software
Those are the main things I’d like to see in GNOME. But the main thing I’d like to see GNOME in are my phone and tablet! Hey, if Ubuntu can do it…
Once again we’d like to thank Gavin for his generous donation, as well as taking the time to speak to us.
GUADEC (pronounced GWAH-DECK), is GNOME’s annual European conference, and is the main GNOME event of the year. With the 14th GUADEC about to start, we decided to revisit some conferences of the past, and take a look at the origins of the event.
GNOME’s annual European conference was first envisioned in the early days of the GNOME Project when a number of contributors, who had until then only been connected through the internet, decided that they should meet in real life. With diligent fundraising from various Free Software companies in the United States, Germany and France, the organizers managed to raise enough money to sponsor around 40 of the core GNOME developers to meet in Paris, France, for four days. That first GUADEC conference occurred in 2000, and it has been held every year since.
Since that first event, GUADEC has grown from strength to strength. The conference brings GNOME contributors and enthusiasts together from all over the world, and gives them an opportunity to share their experiences and ideas. It attracts several hundred software developers, users, artists, and representatives from businesses, governments and education. Presentations are given by leaders, spokespeople, volunteers and motivated developers on a range of topics including development techniques, new features, plans for the future, and ideas on technology and culture.
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions and hackfests were added to the conference schedule in 2008, and have become a permanent fixture. These sessions provide contributors the chance to work together and devise development strategies and techniques. The conference is a community event, and is organized each year by a team of local enthusiasts. Each year, groups are able to apply to host the next event. Bidding is currently underway for GUADEC 2015.
To date, there have been 13 GUADEC conferences. Each event was held in a different European city. GUADEC has visited Paris (2000), Copenhagen (2001), Seville (2002), Dublin (2003), Kirstiansand (2004), Stuttgart (2005), Vilanova (2006), Birmingham (2007), Istanbul (2008), Gran Canaria (2009), The Hague (2010), Berlin (2011) and A Coruña (2012). This GUADEC will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, a bustling university town and home to major offices from a wide variety of technology companies including IBM, Motorola, Honeywell and Red Hat.
GUADEC is a serious occasion, and is a place where important discussions happen. It is not however just a software conference. GUADEC offers the chance for contributors who work together over the web to get together, have fun and socialise, and it lets people catch up with old friends, as well as make new ones.
Over the years, GUADEC has accumulated a number of annual traditions. An annual football match is a regular occurrence, as is the presentation of the GNOME “pants” award. In GUADECs gone by, it was typical for GNOME contributors to form a band that would play (sometimes well, usually not so well) at one of the conference social events.
For a time, the annual GUADEC ice cream eating contest was the stuff of legend. On one memorable occasion, this was somewhat unwisely organized to occur in conjunction with a boat party, which ferried brave GNOMEies up and down the Bosphorus strait as they attempted to finish whole tubs of frosty goodness in record time.
And, of course, GNOME’s annual event would not be complete without the project’s notorious sense of humor. This often leads to mischief…
Here’s to GUADEC 2013…
The GStreamer team is pleased to announce a new development release with feature additions for the API and ABI-stable 1.x series of the GStreamer multimedia
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Cathy Malmrose discovered Free Software in 2007, when her son showed her Ubuntu. She realized that she could build computers optimized for GNU/Linux, and now runs ZaReason, a company which sells computers preloaded with Linux. Now ZaReason has opened its first shop in Berkley, CA and is poised to launch ZaTab, a Linux tablet.
We are lucky to have Cathy speaking at this year’s GUADEC conference, and she recently took the time to speak to us about ZaReason and the upcoming conference.
Zareason states that it aims to showcase GNU/Linux as the superior operating system. What are your thoughts about the ethics of free operating systems and providing hardware that just works out of the box for customers?
I am not an idealist. Free and open just makes sense. In so many aspects of life, lockdown only leads to longterm misery.
Take the food industry for example. If we allowed the manufacturers to do their work behind closed doors, can you imagine the types of things they would put in our food to save money? Even with the food industry being open, there are still problems. Think pink sludge (scraps of meat treated with ammonia) or grocery store items with a list of ingredients that read like a chemical biology textbook. At least with legally mandated openness they have to tell us what they put in the food so we can make an informed choice.
Some people compare the electronics industry to other sectors (such as the auto industry) and advocate for closed source using safety and security as their main reasoning. While I can see their point, I believe that proprietary development is short-sighted. My personal experience has been that the decision to make code proprietary always comes from a money-first position. Bad decisions are made when money rules over the long-term well-being of the code base.
I believe that free and open is the easiest and most effective way to keep our hardware working properly (and keep it honestly secure). Long-term.
What can we expect from your keynote at GUADEC?
I have given it a lot of though re: “What could we talk about that would result in further growth and acceptance of GNOME as world-class, something that could benefit people in general?” I will give OEM-level insight + some non-developer user-level insight of future GNOME users. Half will be practical, next-step information and half will be long-term view. Hopefully it will get developers and GNOME Foundation team members thinking about (and answering) questions for the community and the public at large.
Also, I like to do a Trivia test at the end of each talk I give. I usually ask questions about women in early computing. It helps people be more aware of women’s contributions in the early years, something many people wouldn’t even listen to otherwise. I will be giving away a few Tux keyboards (as many as will fit in my luggage, probably just two). I have done the Trivia thing at a dozen other talks, both big and small and it is always fun. It’s corny but I love it.
What do you expect from GUADEC?
I expect to meet lots of great people. I want to hear insights and opinions from the GNOME community.
We at GNOME are committed to making Free Software world as inclusive as possible to women. Have you encountered challenges as a successful women in Free Software?
To be honest, I don’t give it much thought. I have been lucky to work with men who are respectful and generous. Of course people I meet often assume I don’t know much, but that usually helps me learn more in the end.
My view on encouraging more women to enter the tech sector is simply to encourage “a programmer’s way of thinking.” In much of what I read for my daughter, girls are often encouraged to: 1. ask a friend for help (rather than solve it herself), 2. complain, or 3. give up.We need to teach our girls and women to switch their thought processes to: 1. hammer the problem yourself until you understand it, 2. don’t complain, just make your best guess, and 3. be so persistent that you wouldn’t even consider giving up as an option. It doesn’t have to be their main way of approaching the world, but a person has to be capable of it. Until a person, female or male, can think like a coder, there’s not much use in encouraging them to enter the tech sector.
As a product reseller, what would you like to see from GNOME?
First, I cringe at the thought of being a “product reseller” for many, many reasons. I hope you don’t mind if I reframe the question?
What do you think we all could do to better position GNOME and other Free Software as something desirable, high-end? Essentially still the same question but without the reseller concept. Quick rant on reseller concept: a reseller simply repackages something for the public. We do so much more than just pre-load a distro!! When people say that’s all we do, it dismisses all our hard work in other areas and wow, that doesn’t feel good. Since the goal is to motivate each other to do good things, I like to stay away from that concept as much as possible and just focus on building cool stuff. Thanks.
The free and open community has had many turning points but the current one, secure boot, hits “below the belt” at the OEM level. I believe GNOME is the best positioned out of anyone in the F/LOSS community. There is so much potential and strength in what the GNOME Foundation + developers have built.
I can easily picture a future where the GNOME distro ships on many different types of devices, laptops, tablets, desktops, servers, the works. Full distro, full package, nothing to hinder use by the other 99% of society. My ideal end goal would be to hear someone say, “Yeah, I use GNOME,” with a level of pride, admiration, and adoration-for-quality that a Mac fanboy would use (if Mac fanboys were cool).
What are you looking forward to most about GUADEC?
Not sure. Everything?
Find out more about Cathy and ZaReason at zareason.com and come to GUADEC to meet her in person!
Hi all, I am planning to submit a bid on behalf of a small team of users,
I and a few of the other local team members will be available during the
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