[Linux-aus] Libre Graphics Day miniconf - Call for Participation

Donna Benjamin donna at cc.com.au
Mon Sep 21 09:01:24 EST 2009

Libre Graphics Day is a one day miniconf at linux.conf.au
in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday 18th January, 2010.

This is a broad call to participate!

Do you develop, use, document, or train with Free Software Graphix
tools? Tools such as GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Blender, Krita, Sk1,
Fontforge and Fontmatrix. Are you involved in the testing and
development of the sub-systems and libraries on which these apps
depend?Submit proposal now!

 * The X Window system
 * GEGL, Hugin, Oyranos
 * I/O devices and drivers; tablets, mice, keyboards, monitors,printers
 * Colour and Font Management
 * Cross-platform tools - developing for multiple platforms
 * Open Standards and file format interoperability: PDF, SVG, PNG etc
 * Open Content: clip art, fonts, creative commons, etc

Perhaps you can share expertise in the 'How' of Libre Graphics? Could
you talk about Design techniques and workflow? Pre-press, or Themes and
Skins for open source web frameworks. What about Digital asset
management?  What about the Why? Communication strategy and effective
marketing using graphic design. Open Source publishing? What about
Digital Art just for Art's sake? Perhaps you have other ideas that
relate to Libre Graphics?

Please participate in our miniconf!

We're calling for presentations related to Free Software in the Graphics
domain, and aim to provide an environment for cross-project
collaboration to build understanding of shared problems, and work
towards shared solutions. Most of all, we just wanna have fun, and bring
some of the Libre Graphics Love to the southern hemisphere.

Submit a Proposal
To submit a proposal for participating in the LGD miniconf at
linux.conf.au 2010 go to

Call for Participation closes Friday 25th September!

Libre Graphics Day
For the past four years Libre Graphics Meetings (LGM) have allowed
developers, users and supporters of free graphical applications of all
kinds to get together to discover, share and collaborate. However,
scheduling has not made it easy for those not close enough to attend.
This miniconf will bring the LGM experience to those almost literally on
the far side of the globe from LGM 2010.

Not only will this serve the developers working on graphical
applications, drivers and technology who make up a portion of the core
linux.conf.au audience, but it will also bring in many users, artists,
graphic designers and potential open source users. Developers of
different projects will be able to learn from and collaborate with other
projects, while also gaining insight on some of the uses artistic end
users discover. Users will have a chance to gain insight into the open
source development process while at the same time giving them an
opportunity to provide feedback and input directly to the developers of
projects they might use.

Miniconfs at linux.conf.au are unable to accept sponsorship. However, if
you wish to support linux.conf.au, the conference sponsorship team would
love to hear from you. For more info see

libre graphics meeting
The fifth edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) will take place in
Brussels, Belgium. In May 2010, users and developers of Free, Libre and
Open Source creative software gather in the European capital for the
collective sharing of creativity, innovation and ideas.

The Libre Graphics Meeting exists to unite and accelerate the efforts
behind Free, Libre and Open Source creative software. Since 2006, this
annual meeting has been the premiere conference where developers, users
and supporters of projects such as GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita,
Scribus, Hugin, the Open Clipart Library, and the Open Font Library
gather to work on interoperability, shared standards, and new ideas.
Work at prior LGMs has pushed the state of the art in important areas
such as color management, cross-application sharing of assets, and
common formats.

Face-to-face meetings and opportunities for collaboration are important
to developers and users alike; in the form of tutorials, talks,
workshops, and birds-of-a-feather (BOF) the event offers many formal and
informal opportunities to interact.

About linux.conf.au
linux.conf.au is one of the world's best conferences for free and open
source software! The coming linux.conf.au, LCA2010, will be held at the
Wellington Convention Centre in Wellington, New Zealand from Monday 18th
January to Saturday 23rd January 2010. LCA2010 is fun, informal and
seriously technical, bringing together Free and Open Source developers,
users and community champions from around the world. LCA2010 is the
second time linux.conf.au has been held in New Zealand, with the first
being Dunedin in 2006. linux.conf.au is made possible by the generous
support of our Conference Sponsors

About Linux Australia
Linux Australia is the peak body for Linux User Groups (LUGs) around
Australia, and as such represents approximately 5000 Australian Linux
users and developers. Linux Australia facilitates the organisation of
this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian
city each year.

Donna Benjamin - Executive Director
Creative Contingencies - http://cc.com.au
ph +61 3 9326 9985 - mob +61 418 310 414
open source - facilitation - web services

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