Report for COSCUP 2017

In the early of the month,as a GNOME Foundation member, I participated in the 12th COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coder, User & Promoter). From 1996 to 2017, COSCUP has made significant contribution for promoting free and open source in Taiwan. This dozen years or FOSS promoting made Taiwan as much as contributor grows faster than any other Asia country, so I would like to learn what make Taiwan FOSS career successfully, and also advocate GNOME in this conference.

There were thousands participants join COSCUP 2017, and more than 80 talks and workshop by hundreds of free and open source communities contributors and promoters.

As a GNOME Foundation member, together with Bin Li, we have a task to promote GNOME and collaborate with Local Free Desktop community in this COSCUP.

I also gave a short talk together with Mandy Wang in this COSCUP. We talked about how to recruit my girlfriend into FOSS and ‘train’ her become a GNOME contributor.

My talk with Mandy Wang (Photo by Vagabond, CC BY-SA 2.0)

China-Taiwan contributors Meet-up

At BoF (Birds of Feather) session in this COSCUP, Mandy and me from mainland of China, together with Franklin Weng (KDE-TW), zerng07 and freedomknight from Taiwan who works much more on localization of GNOME and KDE. We had a local free desktop meet-up that night.

Firstly we reviewed what we done past years, and communicate what difficulties we met and how we solved. And then we chatted what we should do and need to do to promoting free desktop in China and Taiwan.

By chat with Taiwan contributor I learned so many experience, so it could help us to do more than before.

With some staff of COSCUP 2017 (Photo by Vagabond CC BY-SA 2.0)

Finally, Thanks all hundreds of volunteers who working in COSCUP, make this event wonderful and awesome!

Fedora 25 Release Party in Beijing

December 10th, Fedora Chinese User Group (FZUG) held the Fedora 25 Release Party in Peking University. There were more than 30 people attended, most of them coming from Peking University, Fedora community, Beijing GNU/Linux User Group and other distribution communities, there also were little people who works in local Red Hat.

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Outreachy 2016, I mentoring!

As Outreachy required for students, when this program starts they should post blogs every two week, but no such requirements for mentors. However, as a Outreachy mentor, I plan to share what I am thinking during this time, and post what I’ve learnt by the end of some mile-stones.

I would like to record some notes and thinking in blog posts, but may not so frequency as weekly, maybe monthly. As for language, I prefer English for that, but some reason, I am not good at writing English essay, so that I may post some Chinese blog future.

Before start…

In 2015, I am a mentor of Google Summer of Code, and mentoring two students for a project that implement a OTR (Off-the-Record) for a web-based IM tool. So I am confidential to apply being a mentor in Outreachy.

Before, I am a GNOME Foundation member for more than five years, doing localization and promoting GNOME as well as other FOSS project and philosophy in China. Actually, I raised two idea for this round of Outreachy. One is building a full-function event website to replace GUADEC website, but I found a new project named open-event could cover; Another is adding OTR (Off-the-Record) encryption support for Empathy. This idea dead due to Empathy are no longer developing and the developer said he never implement OTR any more.

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