"Novell's openSUSE Community Manager Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier
will deliver the opening keynote talk. Brockmeier has been an
active part of the open source software scene since 1999, for years
as a respected journalist, editor, and author in print and on the
Web. Brockmeier has worked as openSUSE's community manager since
2008, advocating on behalf the community to Novell and for openSUSE
and Linux itself to the outside world.
"Brockmeier has spoken at Linux events around the globe, and
describes volunteer-run conferences as vital for the community.
"They provide a free or low-cost opportunity for FLOSS enthusiasts
and new users to gain information about the latest in open source
as well as meet face to face with others in the community. They're
deeply important for knowledge sharing as well as community
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