|| ||Lydia Pintscher <lydia-AT-kde.org> |
|| ||kde-press-announce-AT-kde.org |
|| ||[Kde-Press-Channel] Intel,
Collabora and SUSE to be main sponsors of the Desktop Summit |
|| ||Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:11:25 +0200|
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Intel, Collabora and SUSE to be main sponsors of the Desktop Summit
We are pleased to announce that the Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin will
be supported by Intel as Platinum sponsor. The event also welcomes
Collabora and SUSE as Gold partners. The organization is delighted
with the community spirit of these generous corporate partners. Mirko
Boehm, Lead organizer of the Desktop Summit, said: "Their support is
essential for the Desktop Summit's efforts to bring together Free
Software developers from all around the world to work in a
collaborative spirit on the next generation desktop technology."
Dawn Foster, MeeGo Community Manager stated: "Intel is happy to
sponsor the Desktop Summit as a way to support the many projects that
we use and contribute to on a regular basis. It's important to us to
work closely with open source projects - and this is one way to do
Christian Schaller, Marketing Manager at Collabora told us: "At
Collabora we are excited to support the Desktop Summit as we feel it
is one of the core events in terms of moving the open source ecosystem
forward. A lot of open source innovation happens on the desktop first
before being widely deployed on all kinds of systems and devices. As
the leader in the fields of multimedia and real time communications
Collabora are very much a part of that effort. We look forward to
meeting up with and engaging with the everyone at the Desktop Summit."
"SUSE is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Desktop Summit 2011," said
Michael Miller, vice president of Global Alliances and Marketing at
SUSE. Cross project collaboration is a core value at SUSE and we are
committed to wide interoperability and open communication. Our support
of openSUSE at the Desktop Summit demonstrates our continued
commitment to a strong Free and Open Source ecosystem."
Aside from the Platinum and Gold sponsors, we are happy to welcome the
following Silver sponsors for this event:
The Linux Foundation
The following are our Bronze level sponsors:
Their support is greatly appreciated!
Our media partners for the Desktop Summit will be golem.de and Linux Magazin.
The organizing team would like to thank our sponsors on behalf of the
GNOME and KDE communities! We are still looking for more sponsors,
please contact us if you are interested (details below).
About the Desktop Summit
GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) and Akademy
(KDE annual world summit) are the world's largest gatherings of people
Free Desktop and mobile user interfaces. Over a thousand participants
are expected at the Desktop Summit this year, covering both the GNOME
and KDE projects as well as related technologies. Organizers welcome
developers, artists, translators, community organizers, users and
representatives from government, education, businesses. Anyone who
shares an interest in a Free Desktop is encouraged to participate.
GNOME and KDE are Free Software communities that drive the user
interfaces of many Linux-powered devices--smartphones, laptops,
desktops, personal media centers. 2011 is the second summit organized
collaboratively by the two communities.
Contact information of the Desktop Summit team can be found on
www.desktopsummit.org/contact. For press inquiries please contact Jos
Poortvliet, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +31622377545.
If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact us:
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