|| ||Mandriva Press <press-AT-mandriva.com>|
|| ||Mandriva to sponsor GUADEC, provide participants with Mandriva Flash|
|| ||Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:50:07 +0200 (CEST)|
Paris, July 17th, 2007 - For Immediate Release
Mandriva recently completed its participation in the KDE aKademy 2007
conference, sponsoring the event, presenting various technologies, and
providing Mandriva Flash keys to developers attending the conference.
Today Mandriva announces a similar program for the 2007 GUADEC GNOME
conference, which is taking place in Birmingham from July 15th to July
21st. Again, as well as sponsoring the conference, Mandriva is
arranging to provide special edition Mandriva Flash USB keys to
developers attending the conference as a token of appreciation for
"The GUADEC organisation wanted to make a bold move and remove the use
of paper for promotional materials as much as possible," said Bastien
Nocera, a member of the GUADEC 2007 organization committee. "Thanks to
Mandriva, GUADEC sponsors have been able to offer videos, code and
application demonstrations on the USB key," he continued. "We hope to
have set a standard in social responsibility by cutting detritus, and
hope Mandriva and other conferences will continue this work in the
GUADEC is the official annual meeting of the GNOME community, where
GNOME developers and users come together for presentations, talks, and
workshop sessions. Mandriva is proud to help in supporting this vital
and significant event. Mandriva's involvement in GUADEC will run
beyond sponsorship: several Mandriva staff members will be present to
improve communication between the Mandriva and GNOME communities and
to continue to improve the integration of GNOME and Mandriva.
Mandriva's lead GNOME developer, Frederic Crozat, is also an active
participant in the GNOME development community and will be at GUADEC
to continue his work on various aspects of the GNOME project.
Mandriva Flash, the Linux key, is a complete Mandriva Linux desktop on
a bootable USB key. Mandriva Flash is designed to allow the user to
take their desktop and all their vital documents with them wherever
they go. The Mandriva Flash provided to GUADEC participants will be a
special edition based on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring and including the
very latest version of GNOME, 2.18.
"We are very proud to be in a position to support this important event
and to give something back to the GNOME community," said David Barth,
Mandriva Vice-President of Engineering. "Our staff and contributors
are looking forward both to spreading the word about Mandriva and
being involved in important work on the future of GNOME."
You can find out more about Mandriva Flash here:
Information about GUADEC is available here:
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva
Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of
the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open
source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full
range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and
government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80
languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels.
Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the
Euronext Marche Libre.
More information at: http://www.mandriva.com
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