GUADEC 2008 is supported by the GNOME Foundation and organised by a group of volunteers. However, this event would be inconceivable without the generous help and contributions from sponsors, media partners and co-organizers.
GUADEC Organizers would like to express their gratitude to sponsors and media partners on behalf of the GNOME Community.
The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007 by the merger of the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, it sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms.
Novell is a global leader in enterprise class software and services, with over $1B in sales and 100 offices around the world. We got there by providing a flexible combination of open source and commercial technologies, based on open standards. We help our customers manage, simplify, secure, and integrate their IT systems. This helps them lower cost and complexity while at the same time increasing return on their investment. Novell provides global services and support and has a strong history of innovation and world-class engineering. We also build customer solutions leveraging our network of over 800 technology partners, 900 training partners, and 3,200 solution providers. Software for the Open Enterprise from Novell. There's more to Novell than you think.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We
develop the maemo platform for Nokia
Internet Tablets and we are involved in several open source initiatives,
including the GNOME Foundation and project.
OpenedHand Limited creates, adapts and improves Unix and Linux based open source software for consumer facing mobile and embedded devices. OpenedHand's expertise has been utilised by some of the worlds leading device manufacturers to help develop high-quality cutting edge products. As well as providing client services, OpenedHand develops unique free software in-house and contributes to numerous FOSS communities including X.org, Freedesktop.org, the Linux kernel, OpenEmbedded, GNOME and GTK.
Igalia is a company from the south-west of Europe (Galicia, Spain), specialized in the development of innovative free software technologies and solutions. Igalia has been increasing its involvement in the Gnome community since its creation five years ago, contributing with code and documentation to several components and applications, and sponsoring and organizing different Gnome events, from local hackfests to international conferences. In May 2003, the first version of the Fisterra project was published by Igalia. Fisterra is a sophisticated framework for making the development of business management software easier with Gnome technologies. Since then, several companies have adopted solutions based on Fisterra. Igalia developers have a deep knowledge of the Gnome technologies and during the last years, the company has carried out projects for evolving, adapting or modifying different parts of Gnome, including subcontracts for relevant international companies.
Open systems form the business and technology cornerstone of Sun Microsystems. From semiconductors and entry-level servers to supercomputers, and from operating systems and development tools to productivity suites, Sun has been dedicated to delivering systems based on open, industry standards and open source technologies for over 20 years. Today, through shared technology innovation, Sun's continued commitment to open source development is reflected in its sponsorship of well known open source communities including OpenSolaris.org, OpenOffice.org, NetBeans,org, JXTA.org and Jini.org. Sun is also a significant participant and contributor to many industry-changing open source projects including GNOME, Apache and Mozilla. Sun also manufactures some of the best-value industry-standard servers on the market, providing the perfect vehicle for deployment of solutions based on free and open source software. Sun, at the heart of the community. For more information see www.sun.com/opensource.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and Google makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its vast online index. For more information, visit www.google.com.
Imendio is a small European company employing some of the world's most
experienced and talented GTK+ developers. We focus on library and API
development, targeting platforms ranging from embedded devices to
desktops. With extensive experience in GLib/GTK+ solutions, Imendio
provides first class software development services such as support,
mentoring and development.
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies,
products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and
live. Intel(r) Software provides technologies; products and services
developers need to create innovative products and industry-leading
software solutions on Intel platforms. Intel has been actively
innovating with the open source community and collaborates with
commercial vendors to develop Linux and key Open Source solutions.
Additional info on Intel, Intel Software and our open source activities
is available at www.intel.com/opensource
ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, is an active member of the open source community, and participates in the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative, the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board, the Linux Phone Standards Forum and the Linux Foundation. With research and engineering centers throughout the world and an established culture that emphasizes and nurtures innovation and creativity, ACCESS delivers unique solutions that bring value to its customers and partners and which help make people's lives easier, more productive, and more enjoyable.
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is committed to the
development, distribution and support of open source software products
and communities. World-class commercial support for Ubuntu is available
through Canonical’s global support team and partners. Canonical works
with the world's leading IT companies to deliver Ubuntu to the world.
Founded in 2005 by experts in the field of ultrasound technology and medical imaging from both industry and academia, SuperSonic Imagine is a young medical ultrasound company located in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France.
Thanks to this location, SuperSonic Imagine benefits from the multicultural human resources and rich infrastructure of the region, both from a technology stand point as well as from a clinical perspective.
The company is currently developing a revolutionary Ultrasound Medical Platform that enables the measurement and imaging of tissue elasticity. This innovative system takes ultrasound imaging beyond the limits of conventional technology by providing an imaging tool for both palpable and non palpable lesions, by improving the accuracy of biopsy guidance and by providing a new, non invasive and cost effective means to monitor and assess HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) therapy.
Thanks to the exclusive rights the company has to 18 patents, including the key patents from Mathias Fink's Laboratoire Ondes et Acoustique (CNRS) and Armen Sarvazyan's original patents on radiation pressure, SuperSonic Imagine has developed a unique platform with a software-based Ultrasound Beamformer, which offers superb image quality with an acquisition frame rate of 5,000 Hz. For the very first time, this ultra fine temporal resolution allows the visualization and measurement of the propagation of shear waves; waves generated in tissues by an ultrasound radiation force.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC (USA) with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight MagazineVendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: www.redhat.com.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital
products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions
to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's
comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors,
graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded
memories , high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development
tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support
and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide
a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for
leading electronics companies.
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy-to-use Linux systems. The company offers enterprises, governments and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. For more information, please visit http://www.mandriva.com.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazine, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
Linux Magazine is a monthly, English-language magazine serving readers in roughly 100 countries. Founded in 2000, the magazine has grown rapidly from a local UK publication to an internationally-active leader in the Linux Community. Linux
Magazine is very active in supporting events and organizations related to Linux and Open Source. For more information please visit our website: http://www.linux-magazine.com
Expectnation is a web
application for managing conferences. It helps you communicate with
participants, gather and schedule presentations, handle registrations,
and publish your event web site.