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15+ years of open source movements in Hong Kong

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Keynote speech at Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2013

Keynote speech at Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2013


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  • 1. 15+ years of Open Source Movements in Hong Kong Sammy Fung Keynote #1 Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2013
  • 2. Sammy Fung
  • 3. Sammy Fung ● Software Developer – Python, Django, Drupal, Scrapy...... ● Startup ● System Engineer – ● Linux, OpenStack, Internet. Basketball, Football, Rock & Roll, Jazz.......
  • 4. 15+ years of Open Source Movements in Hong Kong ● Start of Communities ● Go into Business World ● Start of Contributions ● Explore Asia and Global ● Development of Local Communities
  • 5. 15+ years of Open Source Movements in Hong Kong ● Start to use Linux. ● Use open source software – ● in personal and work. Attend events and participate in communities.
  • 6. Participates in Open Source Communities ● Who ? – ● Newbies, Users, Developers, Promoters...... Participation – Share – Learn – Contribute
  • 7. Share Learn Contribute
  • 8. 源開於始 / Starting from 1997
  • 9. 1997 Hong Kong Handover
  • 10. Common Passports in Hong Kong HKSAR Passport British National (Oversea) And few HK people are holding other passports issued from United Kingdom and other countries.
  • 11. Advantages of Hong Kong Open Source Communities ● Understand both Western and Chinese culture. ● Freedom of Speech.
  • 12. HKLUG
  • 13. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Newsgroup – Begin: Hong Kong StarForum UNIX Newsgroup. – Call for HKLUG re-formation. – Running own HKLUG newsgroup.
  • 14. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Internet Relay Chat – Freenode IRC Channel #linux-hk – Vote for first HKLUG committee.
  • 15. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Web Sites – First domain name but Lost ● – hklug.org Current domain names ● ● linux.org.hk linux.hk
  • 16. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Events – Linux Talks, Workshops, Seminiars. – Linux Cafe, Meetups. – Schools. – Business Exhibitions. – International VIP Guests.
  • 17. Linux Talks
  • 18. Linux Seminiars
  • 19. Linux Workshops
  • 20. Linux Cafe
  • 21. Linux Meetups
  • 22. Schools
  • 23. Business Exhibitions
  • 24. International VIP Guests
  • 25. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Events – Linux Talks, Workshops, Seminiars. – Linux Cafe, Meetups. – Schools. – Business Exhibitions. – International VIP Guests.
  • 26. OAKA
  • 27. Chinese FreeFonts Project freefonts.oaka.org 4,900 Hong Kong Chinese Characters
  • 28. Firefox 1.0 Launch Party
  • 29. Opensource Application Knowledge Association ● Projects – Chinese FreeFonts – Trainings: ● Secondary Schools – ● OSFarm and OSLeaders Government and Commercials – OpenOffice
  • 30. OpenSource.HK
  • 31. Open Source Hong Kong
  • 32. Firefox 3 / 4 Parties
  • 33. Open Source Hong Kong ● Starting from web portal – Organizing open source events – Monthly Open Source Workshop – Support to re-form HKLUG
  • 34. Re-formation / Take-over of HKLUG
  • 35. Hong Kong Linux User Group
  • 36. Key Members at HKLUG ● Executive Committee (2011-): – – Vice-Chairman: Mr. Wan Leung, Wong. – ● Chairman: Dr. Haggen So EXCO Member: Mr. Roger So (spacehunt). Non Executive Committee: – Founding Chairman (1997-): Mr. Sammy Fung.
  • 37. HKLUG ● Raspberry Pi ● Hacking Thursday ● IT Fest ● ibus-cangjie, stroke5 ● RepRap ● Wan Leung will share his experiences in community with us
  • 38. Localization
  • 39. Localization ● Localization (l10n) for Hong Kong Chinese – Chinese FreeFonts by OAKA – Chinese Input Methods ● ● ● Hong Kong Cantonese 港式廣東話 Stroke 5 筆順五碼 Changjie on iBus input framework
  • 40. Asia & Global
  • 41. Hong Kong Going to Asia & Global ● ● Start to attend COSCUP in Taipei from 2011 each years. Host GNOME Asia Summit 2012 in Hong Kong.
  • 42. GNOME Asia Summit 2012 (Hong Kong)
  • 43. Hong Kong Going to Asia & Global ● ● Start to attend COSCUP in Taipei from 2011 each years. Host GNOME Asia Summit 2012 in Hong Kong.
  • 44. Hong Kong Going to Asia & Global ● Participate Asia / Global communities – One Laptop Per Child Asia Pacific (OLPC APAC) – GNOME Asia committee – COSCUP – Mozilla
  • 45. One Laptop Per Child (Asia Pacific)
  • 46. OLPC APAC ● APAC Headquater at Hong Kong. ● Deployments: – Bhutan. – Sichuan. – Hong Kong.
  • 47. OLPC BaseCamp
  • 48. GNOME Asia Summit 2013 (Seoul, Korea)
  • 49. MozCamp Asia 2012 (Singapore)
  • 50. Hong Kong Going to Asia & Global ● Participate Asia / Global communities – One Laptop Per Child Asia Pacific (OLPC APAC) – GNOME Asia committee – COSCUP – Mozilla
  • 51. Hong Kong Going to Asia & Global ● Attend oversea conferences. – Drupal – Javascript – Ruby – Python – Open Source Developer Conference (OSDC) Taiwan
  • 52. Local User Groups
  • 53. Increasing of open source related local user groups in Hong Kong ● Hong Kong Drupal. ● Hong Kong Node of Javascripters. ● Hong Kong Python User Group. ● Hong Kong R User Group. ● Ubuntu Hong Kong LocoTeam ● Debian Hong Kong ● Fedora, Open Data,.............................
  • 54. I am participating in...
  • 55. Although we host a international event in Hong Kong in 2012, but we hopes we bring annual international event to Hong Kong.
  • 56. Finally, we started to organize Hong Kong Open Source Conference this year.
  • 57. Future of Open Source Movements in Hong Kong ● ● ● ● Increase of demostration of Open Source. Increase of Open Source developers and projects started from / based in Hong Kong. Local User Groups / Communities going to Global. And Haggen will tell us some ideas as well.
  • 58. Thank you.