I would like to introduce myself. I am an open-source enthusiast located
in Australia and who in the past contributed to the Fedora marketing
team, asides from that, I am a student currently studying a Bachelor of
Commerce at the University of Wollongong. I tend to change my
distributions every year or so from Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE, however
I decided to stick with OpenSUSE and thought I would contribute back to
the community. From the communications I have observed though mailing
archives, I have noted a noticeable lack of direction in marketing
strategies, a lack of team communication thought meetings (as observed
by the Meeting page) and a majority of the resources and priorities are
dated. These issues, in which I have identified will and presumably have
had an impact on the projects growth (measured by new adopters) and
overall consumer engagement. While there is some engagement between
contributors, event attendees, etc. If we consider the metrics, that
would account from a modest portion of our user base. I personally want
to see OpenSUSE grow as I am sure many of you do. I would love to hear
what some of you think about these issues or perhaps others in which I
have not identified, so please comment. I look forward to working with
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
I'll be presenting at a local LUG to talk about openSUSE 15 and SLE 15.
I've already got some Enterprise SUSE stuff coming, but was wondering if
I could get some openSUSE swag as well for the attendees.
I expect 50 people. Let me know if it's possible and I'll provide my
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Good morning everyone,
yesterday I recieved a request from LUGV for some openSUSE presence at
the 20th anniversary of the LinuxDay in Dornbirn (AT).
The Call for Papers can be found here , I'd like to at least get a
booth there and would need some more people to help out and not be
alone at said booth.
@Doug: I assume it would be possible to get a booth box for this?
Have a lot of fun!