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Jan 30, 2005, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The first-ever Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference (TPOSSCON) was held at the Hawaii Convention Center January 17 - 21, 2005. In many ways, it was a 'pilot project' meant to gain credibility for what organizer Scott Belford of the Hawaii Open Source Education Foundation (HOSEF) hopes will become a yearly event that attracts people not only from Pacific Islands but also from 'mainland' countries on both sides of the world's largest ocean.

"Belford financed this event from his own pocket as much as from any other source, an act of generosity he sees as 'giving back to the community...'"

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