|| ||Announcement: Libre Graphics Meeting community fundraiser |
|| ||Thu, 6 May 2010 16:31:37 -0500|
San Francisco and Brussels, - Libre Graphics Meeting is an annual working
conference for the free software graphics application community. Developers
from the full spectrum of graphics applications - image editors,
photography, 3-D and 2-D animation, vector art, graphic design, typography -
collaborate with each other on interoperability, push the state of the art
in application functionality and user experience, and get important
face-to-face interaction with users.
LGM 2010 will take place between May 27 and 30th at De Pianofabriek in
Brussels, Belgium. Developers from GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus,
Hugin, the Open Clipart Library, the Open Font Library, and other open
source projects are scheduled to appear. Technical talks will showcase new
work in digital asset management, natural-media simulation, and
internationalized font design. The program will also emphasize real-world
usage of open source graphics software in professional publishing houses,
multimedia production, and both the secondary education and art school
classroom. Developers, users, or community members who would like to give a
talk at LGM 2010 are encouraged to submit a proposal by following the
instructions at http://libregraphicsmeeting.org. The deadline for
submissions is May 1.
Attendance at LGM is free for developers and users alike - so the conference
counts on the generosity of the open source graphics community to help
underwrite the costs of putting on the conference and to help make it
possible for individual open source developers to attend. This year the LGM
team launched a fundraising campaign called
10by10by10 to raise $10,000 USD from grants, $10K from corporations and $10K
from the community. The funds raised from granting organizations, public,
and corporate partners will allow participants who have no other means of
sponsoring their travel to Brussels to attend the event.
The public sector in Belgium and the EU has been tremendously supportive of
LGM, and has already exceeded its 10,000 dollar goal. However, some of the
grant money donated is for specific tools, such as providing simultaneous
language translation of the talks, and thus cannot be put towards the goal
of allowing every developer who wants to attend to be there in person.
Please make a donation to the community fundraising campaign at:
http://pledgie.com/campaigns/8926 - and help a free graphics software
developer benefit from the in-person collaboration at this year's LGM.
Community donations have already raised $5,000 - help us make the total and
ensure a successful event. Any amount, no matter how small, is helpful;
many developers in Europe need only a small stipend for rail travel to make
the trip a possibility. All donations are tax deductible for US taxpayers.
For larger donations from corporations and individuals, contact us directly
For more information about LGM 2010, previous years' meetings, and the
Create Project that organizes the workshop, please visit
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