Mandriva Sponsors GUADEC GNOME Conference and Provides Special Edition Mandriva Flash USB Keys to Developers

Mandriva recently completed its participation in the KDE aKademy 2007 conference, sponsoring the event, presenting various technologies, and providing Mandriva Flash keys to developers attending the conference. Today Mandriva announces a similar program for the 2007 GUADEC GNOME conference, which is taking place in Birmingham from July 15th to July 21st. Again, as well as sponsoring the conference, Mandriva is arranging to provide special edition Mandriva Flash USB keys to developers attending the conference as a token of appreciation for their work. The GUADEC organisation wanted to make a bold move and remove the use of paper for promotional materials as much as possible, thanks to Mandriva, GUADEC sponsors have been able to offer videos, code and application demonstrations on the USB key.

GUADEC is the official annual meeting of the GNOME community, where GNOME developers and users come together for presentations, talks, and workshop sessions. Mandriva is proud to help in supporting this vital and significant event. Mandriva's involvement in GUADEC will run beyond sponsorship: several Mandriva staff members will be present to improve communication between the Mandriva and GNOME communities and to continue to improve the integration of GNOME and Mandriva. Mandriva Flash, the Linux key, is a complete Mandriva Linux desktop on a bootable USB key. The Mandriva Flash provided to GUADEC participants will be a special edition based on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring and including the very latest version of GNOME, 2.18. David Barth, Mandriva Vice-President of Engineering, said that they are proud to be in a position to support this important event and to give something back to the GNOME community.