What is LAS?
Applications are the foundation of the user experience and can be appreciated in all types of Linux environments. It is this reason that building a common app ecosystem is a valuable goal. At the Linux Application Summit (LAS), we will collaborate on all aspects aimed at accelerating the growth of the Linux application ecosystem.
At LAS you can attend talks, panels, and Q&As on a wide range of topics covering everything. From creating, packaging, and distributing apps, to monetization within the Linux ecosystem, designing beautiful applications, and more - all delivered by the top experts in each field. You will acquire insights into how to reach users, build a community around your app, what toolkits and technologies make development easier, which platforms to aim for, and much more.
LAS welcomes application developers, designers, product managers, user experience specialists, community leaders, academics, and anyone who is interested in the state of Linux application design and development!
With that in mind, the topics we are interested in are:
- Creating, packaging, and distributing applications
- Design and usability
- Community / Legal
- Linux App Ecosystem
LAS represents one of many steps towards a thriving desktop eco-system. By partnering with KDE we show the desire to build the kind of application eco-system that demonstrates that open source and free software is important; the technology and organization we build to achieve this is valuable and necessary.
Neil McGovern, GNOME’s executive director
Over the years we have been creating great solutions that our users are using around the world. It’s been when we have worked together, that we have managed to become bigger than the sum of the parts.
Together with GNOME, counting with the collaboration of many distributions and application developers, we’ll have the opportunity to work together, share our perspectives and offer the platform that the next generation of solutions will be built on.
Aleix Pol i González, KDE e.V. President
I am excited to see GNOME and KDE working together on LAS, and I believe that the event will help put down strong foundations for collaborative cross-project development that would benefit Linux users across all distributions and on any compatible device. I hope to see widespread community support for the event and, as a user, I look forward to reaping the benefits of the seeds that have now been sown.
Christel Dahlskjaer, Private Internet Access and freenode Project Lead.
About KDE e.V
The KDE® Community is a free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform of libraries and frameworks that helps developers easily build new applications. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a dynamic atmosphere open for experimentation.
About GNOME Foundation
The GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to supporting the advancement of GNOME, comprised of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading companies. The Foundation is a member directed, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational, and legal support to the GNOME project. The GNOME Foundation is supporting the pursuit of software freedom through the innovative, accessible, and beautiful user experience created by GNOME contributors around the world. More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at www.gnome.org and foundation.gnome.org. Become a friend of GNOME at https://www.gnome.org/friends/