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Once More Unto the Breach: China Open Source Software Summit, Beijing

Apr 03, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"It started when a friend organized a meeting in her Beijing offices the last days of January with the conference hosts for the upcoming 2007 Software Innovation Summit. She had invited the appropriate people from both CoSoft (a government funded organization) and CIO Insight (a Ziff-Davis publication). After a long discussion in Chinese, she turned to me, 'So here's the deal...' If I could find a small amount of external sponsorship, they would allow me to organize the speaking agenda for the Open Source Software Forum part of the Summit--a one day affair.

"Part of the reason I was even in Beijing was to determine what it would take to hold a proper open source software conference in China by the end of the year..."

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