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Thursday, August 30 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
The Grass Roots Tablet - Carl Symons, KDE

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Free/Open Source Software is available for most computing platforms. But tablets and other devices are closed; locked down from their users. What use is open source software if no hardware will run it? Device computing is controlled by a few large companies. The Vivaldi tablet is an alternative open platform. One where device owners’ rights are a priority and creativity is not limited. Vivaldi is a grass roots collaboration of the Mer Project, KDE’s Plasma Active team, intrepid leaders, and other committed individuals. An invitation to openness.

The presentation will appeal to:

  • FOSS advocates and hackers
  • People who want mobile OS and device alternatives
  • Managers who want mobile computing platforms that fit the needs of their organizations.

No special technical skill is required. Yet the presentation will appeal to a wide range of interests and skill levels.


Carl Symons

News, Marketing, KDE
Carl has managed several leading edge technology companies. He is currently directing community technology projects and presents on open technology and its practical applications. His company is the U.S. distributor and primary contact for the Vivaldi tablet.He has researched and... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 2:25pm - 3:10pm PDT
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