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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

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15+ years of open source movements in Hong Kong

  1. 1. 15+ years of Open Source Movements in Hong Kong Sammy Fung Keynote #1 Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2013
  2. 2. Sammy Fung
  3. 3. Sammy Fung ● Software Developer – Python, Django, Drupal, Scrapy...... ● Startup ● System Engineer – ● Linux, OpenStack, Internet. Basketball, Football, Rock & Roll, Jazz.......
  4. 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. 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. 6. Participates in Open Source Communities ● Who ? – ● Newbies, Users, Developers, Promoters...... Participation – Share – Learn – Contribute
  7. 7. Share Learn Contribute
  8. 8. 源開於始 / Starting from 1997
  9. 9. 1997 Hong Kong Handover
  10. 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. 11. Advantages of Hong Kong Open Source Communities ● Understand both Western and Chinese culture. ● Freedom of Speech.
  12. 12. HKLUG
  13. 13. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Newsgroup – Begin: Hong Kong StarForum UNIX Newsgroup. – Call for HKLUG re-formation. – Running own HKLUG newsgroup.
  14. 14. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Internet Relay Chat – Freenode IRC Channel #linux-hk – Vote for first HKLUG committee.
  15. 15. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Web Sites – First domain name but Lost ● – hklug.org Current domain names ● ● linux.org.hk linux.hk
  16. 16. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Events – Linux Talks, Workshops, Seminiars. – Linux Cafe, Meetups. – Schools. – Business Exhibitions. – International VIP Guests.
  17. 17. Linux Talks
  18. 18. Linux Seminiars
  19. 19. Linux Workshops
  20. 20. Linux Cafe
  21. 21. Linux Meetups
  22. 22. Schools
  23. 23. Business Exhibitions
  24. 24. International VIP Guests
  25. 25. Hong Kong Linux User Group ● Events – Linux Talks, Workshops, Seminiars. – Linux Cafe, Meetups. – Schools. – Business Exhibitions. – International VIP Guests.
  26. 26. OAKA
  27. 27. Chinese FreeFonts Project freefonts.oaka.org 4,900 Hong Kong Chinese Characters
  28. 28. Firefox 1.0 Launch Party
  29. 29. Opensource Application Knowledge Association ● Projects – Chinese FreeFonts – Trainings: ● Secondary Schools – ● OSFarm and OSLeaders Government and Commercials – OpenOffice
  30. 30. OpenSource.HK
  31. 31. Open Source Hong Kong
  32. 32. Firefox 3 / 4 Parties
  33. 33. Open Source Hong Kong ● Starting from web portal – Organizing open source events – Monthly Open Source Workshop – Support to re-form HKLUG
  34. 34. Re-formation / Take-over of HKLUG
  35. 35. Hong Kong Linux User Group
  36. 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. 37. HKLUG ● Raspberry Pi ● Hacking Thursday ● IT Fest ● ibus-cangjie, stroke5 ● RepRap ● Wan Leung will share his experiences in community with us
  38. 38. Localization
  39. 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. 40. Asia & Global
  41. 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. 42. GNOME Asia Summit 2012 (Hong Kong)
  43. 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. 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. 45. One Laptop Per Child (Asia Pacific)
  46. 46. OLPC APAC ● APAC Headquater at Hong Kong. ● Deployments: – Bhutan. – Sichuan. – Hong Kong.
  47. 47. OLPC BaseCamp
  48. 48. GNOME Asia Summit 2013 (Seoul, Korea)
  49. 49. MozCamp Asia 2012 (Singapore)
  50. 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. 51. Hong Kong Going to Asia & Global ● Attend oversea conferences. – Drupal – Javascript – Ruby – Python – Open Source Developer Conference (OSDC) Taiwan
  52. 52. Local User Groups
  53. 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. 54. I am participating in...
  55. 55. Although we host a international event in Hong Kong in 2012, but we hopes we bring annual international event to Hong Kong.
  56. 56. Finally, we started to organize Hong Kong Open Source Conference this year.
  57. 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. 58. Thank you.

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