KDE and openSUSE Announce Opening of CfP for Dedicated COSCUP Track

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KDE and openSUSE Announce Opening of CfP for Dedicated COSCUP Track

Jos Poortvliet-5
COSCUP, the largest FLOSS conference organized by local communities in
Taiwan, will feature a special track dedicated to KDE and openSUSE, jointly
organized by these communities. The CfP team is happy to announce today that
we're ready to accept your session proposals!

At COSCUP 2011, several KDE and openSUSE contributors gave talks and
presented ‘cool stuff’ at their booths. This year, we'll do even more! KDE
and openSUSE will collaboratively organize a full two-day track at the
upcoming COSCUP conference in August 2012. A CfP committee has been set up
and proposals can be send in starting today. June 15 is the deadline for
proposals which can be send to [hidden email].

Call for Papers

The program committee is looking for presentations about KDE and openSUSE.
Please note that the talks do NOT have to be related to both KDE and
openSUSE. KDE and openSUSE happily welcome talks about KDE on other
distributions or other (non) desktop technologies like GNOME or OpenStack on

The committee suggests the following topics:
* desktop technologies (d-bus, gstreamer, etcetera)
* embedded and mobile
* distribution technologies (packaging tools, build systems, etcetera)
* challenges in adapting software to local needs (L10N, I18N)
* cross-desktop and cross-distribution collaboration
* cloud computing and integration into the desktop
* or anything else you think the world should hear about!

The call for papers ends on June 15. Please send in a proposal of about 200
words, accompanied by a ~50 words biography, in either English or Chinese,
to [hidden email] before that date.

Program committee
The Program Committee for the KDE/openSUSE track at COSCUP consists of the
following people:
* Franklin Weng (KDE)
* Aaron J. Seigo (KDE)
* Sakana (openSUSE)
* Al Cho (openSUSE)
* Bryen Yunashko (openSUSE)
* Greg Kroah-Hartman (the Linux Foundation)

About KDE
KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source
software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a
modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office
productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many
categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia,
entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software
is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and
modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE4's full-featured applications
run natively on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X. For more
information, visit www.kde.org

About openSUSE
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux
everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions,
working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the
worldwide Free and Open Source Software community. For more information,
visit www.opensuse.org.

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