Friday, June 9, 2006

First Brazilian Meeting

Innovation, collaboration and results. In its first National Meeting, on June 2, 2006 through a video conference link connecting over 20 Brazilian states and Canada, the project showed once more the power of collaborative work.

The First National Meeting opened a new chapter in the history of Free Software events in Brazil. The virtual meeting had the support of over 1000 people throughout the country integrating the several local communities and allowing for the interaction of participants.

The meeting was also a victory for the community. The vast majority of the organizers of the video conference links were participants in Free Software user and developer groups. For many of these volunteers, directly participating in the project, the moment is one of evaluating results and, soon after, of hands on to make true the commitments made with the users, confirming the success of this First National Meeting.