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

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Silver Sponsors

canonical logo As a member of the free software community, Canonical is committed to supporting the development of the open source ecosystem. Our employees are passionate about technology, open source and, of course, Ubuntu and Kubuntu. While our main goal is to ensure that Ubuntu and Kubuntu continues to be freely available to everyone around the world, we are also focused on building new tools and software to encourage innovation. Projects like Unity, Upstart, Apport, Launchpad and Bazaar are just a few examples of our ongoing commitment to initiatives that promote software development and collaboration throughout the community.
collabora logo Collabora is a microcosm of the Open Source community: global, distributed and online. Collabora recruits some of the most motivated Open Source contributors, maintainers and software specialists from around the world. Collabora loves GNOME.
google logo Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 20 million lines of source code, project hosting on Google Code, projects for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, LUGS, and events around the world.
igalia logo Igalia is a Free and Open Source software consultancy specialized in the development of innovative technologies and solutions for the desktop, embedded and web platforms. Since its founding in 2001, Igalia has contributed code and documention to a variety of projects and communities including Linux,, MeeGo, GStreamer and WebKit. Our continued growth has made it possible for us to further support FLOSS as a member of the Linux Foundation and patron of the Free Software Foundation. But we are especially proud of our involvement in GNOME, where many Igalians serve as developers, module maintainers, community members and team leaders, and where we as a company support the Foundation through our Advisory Board membership.
Logo Redhat Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide.

Bronze Sponsors

openshine logo OpenShine is an European company that uses its creativity and knowledge in its client's benefit, to offer wise and based on experience solutions. We are a young and high qualified team, specialist, as by our knowledge as by experience, on the Free Software sector, open standards and integration in the FLOSS community. Openshine understand FLOSS is not only a way to develop software, but also a big experience at the moment of generating and sharing knowledge, and offering to our clients new ways towards innovation. We provide solutions on desktop using Gnome technologies not only over Gnu/Linux but also with other O.S. and we offer solutions on web using different FLOSS web frameworks. Openshine chooses the more appropriate tools for each project, we dedicate special attention to our projects design and implementation , looking for the higher quality in our results.
OPEN INVENTION NETWORK Logo Open Invention Network (OIN) is an intellectual property company that was formed to promote Linux by using patents to create a collaborative environment. It promotes a positive, fertile ecosystem for Linux, which in turns drives innovation and choice in the global marketplace. This helps ensure the continuation of innovation that has benefited software vendors, customers, emerging markets and investors. OIN is refining the intellectual property model so that important patents are openly shared in a collaborative environment. Patents owned by OIN are available royalty-free to any company, institution or individual that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. This enables companies to make significant corporate and capital expenditure investments in Linux — helping to fuel economic growth.
mozilla logo Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit, and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web.


linux foundation logo Since its inception in 1991, Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers to consumer devices. The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world.
Logo Codethink Codethink delivers cutting edge open source design, development and integration services - from embedded devices to cloud infrastructure, from kernel to advanced ux.


LOGO XUNTA Xunta de Galicia is the Regional Goverment of Galicia, the region in the North-West of Spain. Xunta de Galicia has sent a letter supporting this bid for next GUADEC in Coruña. The Xunta de Galicia has contributed with different activities organized by the Free Software Community and is deploying the project Abalar, with more than 30.000 netbooks for students in elementary school using GNOME Desktop.
LOGO UDC The Faculty of Computer Science of the University of a Coruña has been supporting multiple Free Software initiatives for several years in collaboration with GPUL. This is the place where GUADEC 2012 will be held and has 25 years of history in Coruña. The Dean of the Faculty and the Rector of the University have shown commitment and support of the institution to the candidacy of GPUL to organize GUADEC.


GPUL LOGO Linux Users and Developers Group is an non profit organization that has as its main objective the promotion of Free Software. With almost 15 years of history, GPUL has more than 300 associates, mainly students, teachers and graduates of the Faculty of Computer Science. GPUL is the main organization with the University of A Coruña involved in the organization of GUADEC 2012 in collaboration with other associations, public administrations and local companies.
GHANDALF LOGO GHANDALF is an association that promotes and spreads the Free Software philosophy. GHANDALF has contributed in the organization of different events such as the GNOME 3.0 Launch Party in Coruña. Its members are completely committed in supporting GUADEC.
LOGO GNOME HISPANO GNOME Hispano has supported all the GNOME events that were organized by the Spanish speaking community. GNOME Hispano will help the organization of the next GUADEC, contributing in the economical management and with the experience of having supported the editions of Seville, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Gran Canaria.
LOGO GNOME FOUNDATION The GNOME Foundation is an non-profit organization that furthers the goals of the GNOME Project, helping it to create a free software computing platform for the general public that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use. Since 2000, the GNOME Foundation has acted as the custodian of the GNOME project. The Foundation is GNOME's legal body. It supports the project through the collection and distribution of funds, acts as the interface between the project and its partners, and provides strategic guidance.

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