Dear openSUSE.Asia Summit Committee,
I represent openSUSE Indonesia community to express our interest to host the openSUSE. Asia Summit 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
I believe some of you already met with Estu Fardani in openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 and Siska Iskandar in GUADEC 2015, they both also have experience in GNOME.Asia Summit 2015. They are young energetic person and they insist to bring the openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 to Indonesia. Well, I believe they can mobilize the committee for that
So the story goes…..
Indonesia openSUSE Community (openSUSE ID Community) , is a non-profit community to promote openSUSE in Indonesia. The community is also provide support to openSUSE users that need guide on using openSUSE. The community established on July 2007 and provide support through various media such as forum, website, Facebook group, and meetups. Currently the most active media is Facebook group with 3102 members by March 2016.
There are also many other communities that related to open source software in Indonesia such as BlankOn, IGN, SLiMs, GNOME-ID, and Linux User Groups in almost every big city, etc. We believe, together with them, we can organize openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016.
We plan to held the summit in Yogyakarta (Jogja) , the capital city of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java Island, Indonesia. Jogja renowned as classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, traditional dances, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Jogja is known as a center of education (City of Students) because almost 20% of its productive population is students. The city is colored by the various background of students that came from various regions in Indonesia. Jogja has private and public/state universities. Public universities in Jogja are Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta State University (UNY), Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta, State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga (UIN Sunan Kalijaga). Adisucipto International Airport is the airport in Jogja. It serves many domestic flights from Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and other cities in Indonesia and international flights from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore.
Jogja has a vision to be a comfortable service city with civilized society and accountable government. For information technology business development, Jogja has a high potential students, FLOSS activists and startups. This is what makes Jogja a pleasant environment for technology development or as an ICT Valley.
We are sure that Jogja will provide fresh impetus for advancements in technology and community both in Indonesia and around the world. We confident, too, that stronger bonds will be established between all of us who share the common goal of to promote openSUSE in Indonesia and Asia.
I consider Estu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Siska (email@example.com) already join the mailing list and hopefully they will submit the complete proposal on time.
And by the way, there are number of GNU/Linux/open source activist/developer visiting Jogja. Richard Stallman did. Not to mention even Lennart Poettering visiting Jogja accompanied by openSUSE user in Jogja .
We are expecting a positive acknowledgment from all openSUSE.Asia Summit Committee. Thank you for valuable time you spent in considering the email.