Mini-DebConf in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during FOSSASIA 2010

November 2nd, 2010

FOSSASIA 2010, one of the top Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) events for developers, enterprises, governments, and users in Vietnam, will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12-14, 2010.

The event will feature the first mini-DebConf in Vietnam. After Beijing, China (2005), Taipei, Taiwan (2009), Khon Kaen, Thailand (March 2010), and Pune, India (August, 2010) this will be the fifth mini-DebConf in Asia.

FOSSASIA is organized by the Asian Free Software and Open Source IT community under the roof of the non-profit FOSSASIA event organization and in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City Government, Quang Trung Software Park Online and MBM International. Co-organizers of 2010 are the OpenOffice.org community and the Asia mini-DebConf 2010. Chair of the event is Ms. Hong Phuc DANG from Vietnam, who is supported by co-lead Mario Behling (Lubuntu, Germany) and Long Lam (QTSC Online, Vietnam).

The main participants this year include Debian, Drupal, Fedora, Blackray, Lubuntu, OpenDesign.Asia, Mozilla, NOSQL, OLPC, StatusNet, Tiddly Wiki, YaCy, Ubuntu Vietnam, xPUD, eXo Platform, Freifunk, Joomla, Libre Graphics, Android, MariaDB, TomatoCMS, and Sahana Eden.

There will be a separate track for the mini-DebConf with talks from different Debian Developers and contributers covering technical, social and policy topics, as well as a translation workshop to foster the Vietnamese translation community and to teach how to translate in Debian.

Join us in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12-14, 2010.

More information is available at the organisation page.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free, community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Over three thousand volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Translated into over 30 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

About MiniDebConf

As the name suggests, a MiniDebConf is a smaller version of DebConf. DebConf is the annual Debian Developers' conference. Like DebConf, a MiniDebConf features a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks. This provides another chance in the year for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work closely together. MiniDebConfs have taken place in many locations on five continents over the last decade. The location of this conference in Ho Chi Minh City makes it fit perfectly with this year's DebConf on the opposite side of the planet, in New York, thus maximising our planetary coverage.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debconf.org>