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COSCUP is jointly held with GNOME.Asia Summit this year!

The joint conference of COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be held on August 14 and 15. COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters) is the largest free & open source software (FLOSS) conference in Taiwan, and GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. With a tagline of “Open Web and Mobile Technologies”, it emphasizes the exciting development in these two areas as well as the GNOME desktop environment, and leverages the world-leading hardware industry in Taiwan.

COSCUP is the largest annual FLOSS conference organized by local communities in Taiwan. The conference has sessions for newbie users, enthusiastic promoters, coders or anyone who is interested in the cutting-edge FLOSS technologies. The goal is to create a friendly and informative environment for people in different communities to make friends, learn new technologies and inspire each other in the conference.

GNOME.Asia Summit is an annual conference for GNOME users and developers in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop and other devices that use GNOME, and also covers GNOME-based applications and GNOME development platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technologies and future developments. GNOME.Asia Summit has been held in Beijing, China in 2008 and Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam in 2009. The summit has been recognized as one of the top three FLOSS conferences in China in 2008 by the Chinese government and the biggest FLOSS conference in Vietnam in 2009 by the Vietnamese government. Please refer to // for more details.

COSCUP is an annual conference where coders, users and promoters of the FLOSS gather to share their experience and knowledge with experts from all around the world.


Every year, people come from different communities to share their knowledge in Taiwan. In addition to the Taiwanese FLOSS community, many FLOSS peers have come from seats outside Taiwan to share their experiences, including:

  • Mike Fletcher, OLPC Fundation
  • Christophe Bisciglia, Google Inc.
  • Chris Schalk, Google Inc.
  • Gen Kanai, Mozilla Corp.
  • Andrew Purtell, Trend Micro
  • Hugh Blemings, Canonical
  • Sascha Pallenberg,
  • Timothy Clare, Potix Corp.
  • “takizo”, Global Transit Communications
  • Jim Grisanzio, Sun Microsystems
  • Dave Sparks, Google Inc.
  • Martin Pool, Canonical

This year, the program committee will invite gurus all around the corners of the world to share their experiences. Please look forward for the upcoming talks.

Great feedback

COSCUP 2009 報名幾乎可以算是秒殺!


I view it as a massive opportunity to engage people and learn from them and connect them to other communities.

Jim Grisanzio, Sun Microsystems

It was really a successful event for developers.

Joseph Jiang, Yahoo Taiwan

COSCUP 果真是不同凡響,令人拜服。


Participants and sponsors of COSCUP 2009 were extremely pleased about the result of the conference! In the post-event survey, 83% of audience rated the quality of talks at 4/5, and 97.4% of audiences will recommend their friends to join COSCUP.

The event is also covered by local and oversea media like Linux Magazine, Engadget Taiwan with bloggers also filling the blogosphere with positive feedbacks.

Join US

COSCUP continues to grow, moving from a one-day event in 2006 which attracted 200 people to a two-day event attracting 450 in 2009. There were 19 sponsors in 2009, including global brands such as Canonical, Sun Microsystems, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, VIA, Trend Micro and local brands like KKBOX, Pixnet, Thecus, QNAP, 0xlab. In 2009, all 550 available seats were filled within 248 minutes.

COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be held on the 14th and 15th of August at the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica. Those who are developers, enthusiastic promoters, savvy users and newbies to FLOSS technologies are welcomed to join COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010! This year, we will have 1000 seats free (and as in beer) for audiences, and we will open for registration at July 5th! DON’T MISS IT! Please join us to meet friends, collaborate with others and have FUN for the two-day FLOSS carnival!


8/14 – 8/15, 2010

International Conference Hall,
H.S.S. Building,
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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