You might know me as the original author of Kopete, the instant messanger for KDE. This week I have some news from Chile where after having reclaimed the kde.cl domain and having organized the site with the help of Matias Fernandez, hard work to promote KDE has begun. I was invited to talk about open source at a very important business conference organized by Entel -- perhaps the most important telecommunications company of Chile. Read on for details about the event, including pictures, and also news of a new GPL'ed Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP) dubbed ZERP with a KDE UI appropriately dubbed KERP!
The Entel event took place on the 25th of November and was focussed on technology in today's business. It consisted of an audience of top executives from big Chilean companies. The breakfast-conference included 3 presentations, the second of which was done by your very own Chilean representative!
I talked about the open source community, open source culture, the international scene, and how enterprises could fit in the picture. Of course, I also talked about the KDE project (even showing an old picture of the core developers :-) and our role in this revolution.
Pictures of the event are available:
In other news, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Raimundo Bilba of Inzignia who pointed me to a very advanced ERP project that is being developed through a business contract and is soon to be put in production.
Raimundo and I have agreed to join forces to promote both Kopete and KERP from kde.cl -- a great idea given the fact that Kopete (which has matured a lot thanks to a very cool team of developers) was originally started in Chile and is helping motivate a lot of other Chileans to start learning KDE/!t coding. The addition of KERP will undoubtably help to that effect.