This week-end, the Libre Software Meeting took place in Strasbourg, France.
The Alionet association held a booth in order to promote the openSUSE
project and the GNU/Linux it builds. It was also an opportunity for us to
meet new people and make them know Alionet, the french speaking openSUSE
Our booth was in the associative village, beside our friends from several
projects, such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu and Mageia.
Even if the event drew less people than the last event we attend (JDLL or
Libre Software Days in Lyon), I met quite a lot of long time openSUSE users.
Some of them has used SUSE or openSUSE back in 2007 to 2010 but switched.
There were really happy to get news from the project and to see openSUSE
represented during the event.
A lot of people were surprised to see us and some of them didn't even know
what openSUSE is, unlike other well known projects such as Debian or Ubuntu.
I had the same feeling when I held an openSUSE booth in Lyon.
I think this clearly shows a lack of representation of openSUSE in the
french FOSS ecosystem. This is an issue that we, at Alionet, are determined
As usual, the openSUSE goodies are always appreciated. The association made
USB keys with Leap 15.0 live on it so that curious users can test it before
If everything goes well, we will be present at the following FOSS events :
- Capitole du Libre in Toulouse, France in novembre
- Paris OpenSource Summit in... guess what... Paris ! in december
I hope that we will meet some of you.
Since then, stay tuned and have a lot of fun !
'When there is no more room at school, the dumb will walk the Earth.'
Sébastien 'sogal' Poher