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From Peter Junge <>
Subject FOSS events in China - Was: [DISCUSS]Apache OpenOffice 'Conference within a Conference' @ApacheCon Europe 2012
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 04:46:13 GMT
Hi Helen,

On 5/9/2012 11:27 AM, Yue Helen wrote:
> Another questions are, it seems the conference is in NA and EU, how about
> other locations? like people in China?

We should also focus in participating in 3rd party FOSS events in China. 
Two very interesting events in Beijing would be:
1) Open Source China Open Source World 2012
It's organized by China OSS Promotion Union. They used to invite Louis 
in the past years.
2) China Open Source Week 2012
Organized by the OW2. It's held at Beihang University. Institute of 
Software Of Chinese Academy of Sciene and Peking University are also 

Then, there's GNOME Asia in Hong Kong (

Apart from that CS2C's headquarter is in Shanghai. I know that they are 
involved in many FOSS events there.

Last year there was also the Apache Asia Roadshow. Not sure if it will 
be held again.

Best regards,

> Helen
> 2012/5/9 Ross Gardler<>
>> I'm in on the broader Conference activities. Happy to be a connection point
>> for AOO
>> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
>> On May 8, 2012 11:45 PM, "Donald Harbison"<>  wrote:
>>> Apache Committers received an email from Nick Burch, VP Conference
>>> Committee on Friday. For those that missed it, Nick provide a good
>> summary
>>> of progress aimed at proposed conference concepts for North America
>> (ACNA)
>>> and Europe (ACEU)[1]
>>> had a great history of annual conferences, all hosted by
>>> intrepid volunteers in great locations; e.g. Koper, Barcelona, Lyons,
>>> Orvieto, Biudapest to name a few. As an Apache project, we can do Meetups
>>> or participate in BarCamps. Both are small and quite local. If we want to
>>> think big, we need to think how we can leverage this great ACEU
>>> opportunity.
>>> For example, do we want to organize a 'conference in a conference'? This
>>> would mean putting together a program that would fill a section of the
>>> space allocated to ACEU with talks and tutorials specific to our project,
>>> but also, I think we would be remiss to not link our content to
>>> complementary Apache projects; e.g. Chemistry, POI, ODF Toolkit, etc.
>>> Take a look at the venue... the Rhein-Neckar-Arena[2] looks really cool.
>>> Read Nick's note and you'll see what I'm getting at,...hopefully.
>>> This could be a great way to bring back an ' conference'
>>> experience now within the Apache Family. Events are hard work, tons of
>>> deadlines, lots of details. If we want to do this it will take leadership
>>> and volunteerism.
>>> Remember we have funding in the SPI account (just have to pry it loose)
>>> that could be made available to help make this a reality and give our
>>> project real focus and impact.
>>> I'm in. Anyone else?
>>> [1]
>>> [2]

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