by Ancor González Sosa
from YaST Team at SUSE Linux

Ancor González Sosa got hooked on Free Software while studying Computer Sciences in the University at his homeland (Canary Islands) at some point near the year 2000, becoming a GNU/Linux addict. In 2002 he discovered Ruby which quickly became his language of choice (first for Qt based applications and later for web development). Being a very active local Free Software advocate, he was recruited in 2013 by the openSUSE Team at SUSE Linux as a web developer.

Since then, as you can see in his github profile, he has been trying to break the Build Service, openQA, YaST, the Travel Support Program application, software.o.o, progress.o.o, OSEM, Jangouts and several other tools related with the openSUSE project. Since July 2014 he is a proud member of the YaST Team at SUSE.

The openSUSE project was born to ensure the existence and independence of a free (as in free speech) Linux distribution. But there is something you can take for granted if you create a community of technology enthusiasts - at some point they will start to create cool new things.

Thus, openSUSE has become the home of many open source projects like OSEM, Portus, Jangouts, Machinery or zypper-docker. Not to mention tools used to build the distribution that have evolved into generic solutions with a lot of presence outside the openSUSE scope, like the Open Build Service or openQA.

This talk will try to provide a good overview of the many cool projects living under the openSUSE umbrella, explaining their goals and current status.

2016 June 26 12:30
15 min
openSUSE Conference 2016
Community & Project