BarCamp is a user-generated event — open, participatory workshop-event, whose content is provided by participants. Barcamps are unconferences where educators and professionals come together and share ideas and observations. There is no fixed agenda and all participants are encouraged to share or participate in discussions. Topics typically include programming, web design, technology usage, education, entrepreneurship. MBM is co-organizing the event at Asia Pacific College.
FOSSASIA is one of the top Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) events for developers, enterprises, officials and general users in South East Asia. It will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 12 – 14, 2010 with the focus: Lightweight Computing and Women in IT. FOSSASIA will be co-hosted with the OpenTechSummit 2010 for Open Hardware. Participants from across Asia and the world are expected to join the three day event. MBM will organize the event and host the Open Source Community in Vietnam.
As part of MBM's support of Free Software and Open Source we are supporting the new light version of Ubuntu. lubuntu.net will be hosted on MBMs server to give users from all over the world access to the lubuntu community.
lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving Ubuntu variant using LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. It includes a special selection of light applications combining easy usability and performance. lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC users running on low-spec hardware. lubuntu features lightweight design work, faster boot speed and a smart choice of applications aimed at keeping resource usage low. The standard web browser is Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome. Besides speed the lubuntu team aims to offer the best possible compromise for new users offering easy to use application. While lubuntu is developed with the end user in mind, its lightweight approach also makes it attractive to corporate users focusing on faster completion of tasks.