Friday September 22, 2006 02:38
KLDP OSS Conference crowded.
The KLDP 10th Anniversary Free Open Source Conference was held on September, 17th in Seoul. Over 500 developers were crowded in conference hall. This year is the 10th anniversary of KLDP by having this conference, a festival to enjoy together with any FreeSoftware, OpenSource lovers.
This event had eleven session by open source expert including Greg Stein, ASF chairman and Changshin Lee, Apache Axis committer and mentor of Google SoC. It’s free event, but paticipators can donate to a Korean subsidiary of Plan to help suffering children in the world. Plan Korea will be at the registration desk with donation box. If they donate 1000 Won(about $1) or above, they can get the conference proceeding and gift lottery coupon.
After session, there were several BoF including Firefox, Google, XP and so on.
The KLDP(Korean Linux Document Project) started as a small personal homepage covering basics of using linux in Oct 5th, 1996. It gradually evolved into Korean branch of LDP(Linux Documentation Project) as more and more people submitting their own documents and translations.
Besides handling documentation, the service was expanded to forum, FreeSoftware, OpenSource project hosting as what OSTG is dong now. Now KLDP is one of the oldest and largest FreeSoftware, OpenSource user/developer community in Korea driven by volunteers.