GUADEC 2012, A Coruña,Spain. 26th July - 1st August

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GUADEC 2012 Press Release: sunday's Closing Session

Federico Mena, Jonathan Blandford and Dave Mason taught the final keynote of the 13th GUADEC 2012

  • GUADEC CORE will close this afternoon at 7.30 with the Closing Session and the Group Photo.
  • Many important technology companies have showed to the GNOME community the technological advances in mobile devices, GPS, and ebooks, among other advances.
  • The Galician free software group GPUL and GNOME Hispano organized in Coruña the 2012 edition of the most important annual event of the GNOME community.


A Coruña, July 29, 2012. GPUL and GNOME Hispano organize, in A Coruna the 13th GUADEC, the most important annual event for the development of Free Software Project GNOME.

GUADEC has brought together almost 300 developers who will present the principal advances in GNOME technology. GUADEC has also had the participation of speakers of international renown of
Jacob Appelbaum, Adam Dingle and Jim Nelson (Yorba).

Sunday, at 12:30, will be delivered the final keynote of the Congress and will be by three of the most important developers in the field of free software: Federico Mena, founder of the GNOME project, Jonathan Blandford (RedHat) and Dave Mason (Mozilla).

GUADEC Program ( includes 4 core days with 46 talk contributions, 4 keynotes, and lightning talk sessions. GUADEC 2012 continues until to 1st of August with BoFs, Workshops and Hackfests. Program is available at for the rest of the days.

Sponsors and supporters. GUADEC 2012 has the support of the University of A Coruña and the Government of Xunta de Galicia (Spain). Multiple leading technology companies and organizations also support GNOME and the GUADEC conference, including: Canonical, Collabora, Google, Igalia, Red Hat, Mozilla, Open Invention Network, Openshine and the Linux Foundation.

Free Software: an ethical choice. As a free software project, GNOME is an alternative to closed and proprietary software systems, and is increasingly investing and growing alongside companies and administrations that favor the freedom of users.

The GNOME Project was started in 1997 by two then-university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena. Now, GNOME is an international project that works to create a free, open, easy to use computer environment with first-class internationalization and accessibility. Built entirely from software considered free by the Free Software Foundation, GNOME provides all of the common tools users expect from a modern computing environment: web browsers, file managers, multimedia players, e-mail applications, group-ware and games.

GNOME components form the basic desktop environments on many operating systems, e.g., Oracle's Solaris, Fedora, Canonical's Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian and Linux Mint. While useful for companies, GNOME is the result of collaboration between those companies and volunteers from the public who focus on creating software that is great and easy to use by everyone.

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