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Press Release -- April 17th, 2020
Source: Huawei
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openEuler Aims for the Best OS in Diversified Computing Scenarios

[Shenzhen, China, April 17, 2020] Today, the first openEuler Virtual Summit was livestreamed in the openEuler community, sharing the latest industry progress and the planning of openEuler versions with the computing industry. Positioned as a community of developers, by developers, and for developers, openEuler provides an open innovation platform. It encourages global developers to propose new ideas and approaches, and practice new solutions to hone openEuler into a best-in-class OS for diversified computing scenarios.

Jiang Dayong delivering a keynote speech

Jiang Dayong, the keynote speaker, said, "openEuler is not only a Linux distribution, but also an open source community. We hope that openEuler will serve as an innovation platform to engage all developers, partners, and open source enthusiasts. We will work together to drive customer-centric innovation, spark more ideas, and deliver better application experience, contributing to a thriving ecosystem."

Multiple OS Vendors Already Onboard

More and more partners have joined the openEuler community and released commercial OS based on openEuler. Among them are iSoft, Kylinsoft, the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), and TurboLinux. iSoft has already launched the MATE Desktop project in the openEuler community, and will take charge of the infrastructure building for GTK4 Porting, Wayland Porting, and code review for the project. Kylinsoft has introduced oVirt, an enterprise-grade virtualization solution, and the UKUI lightweight desktop project, to the openEuler community. In addition ISCAS has launched the Open Source Software Supply Chain Lightening Program to facilitate developer engagement and promote open source software in China.

Collaborating with the Industry Chain for a Vibrant Diversified Computing Industry

It takes all stakeholders along the industry chain to build a prosperous ecosystem. Tsinghua Tongfang, a leading computer product vendor, has provided more than 200 senior experts for the R&D of multi-core heterogeneous computing devices, and has built nine production bases in China to support the diversified computing ecosystem. In addition, Tongfang has two R&D centers in Beijing and Shenzhen to support ecosystem adaptation. Currently, the openEuler 20.03 Long-Term Support (LTS) and commercial releases are supported on Tongfang computers.

The openEuler community will provide upskilling activities such as training, enablement, and certification, including but not limited to professional certification for the OS domain, technical salons for independent software vendors, and courses and experiment guides for college students and beginners.

Aiming for the Best OS of Developers, by Developers, and for Developers in Diversified Computing

The openEuler Virtual Summit 2020 includes dozens of workshops by special interest groups (SIGs). Experts and community participants carry out exhaustive discussions on the feature planning, development, and maintenance of the infrastructure (kernel, package management, and security), applications (desktop, compilation language, and compilers), virtualization, and containers (iSula, oVirt, etc.). This lays solid groundwork for the launch of openEuler 20.09 LTS.

The openEuler Virtual Summit 2020 is currently taking place online from April 17 to 18 and is the annual flagship event of the openEuler community for global community participants. The conference aims to build an open platform for industry chain vendors and developers to meet, discuss, and work towards a diversified and inclusive software ecosystem. For more information about the summit, please visit: https://openeuler.org/en/summit/2020-virtual-summit.html.

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