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Launch of the Plone Asia Pacific User Group

by xavier last modified 2008-12-05 10:37

Plone is emerging as the CMS of choice in the Asia Pacific region. To ensure this trend continues the AsiaPacific Plone user group invites all Plone developers from companies, Governments, non-profits and individuals to join and contribute.

The launch of Plone Asia Pacific user group reflects growing interest for open source software around the world. The objectives of the user group are to encourage collaboration on technical issues, coding projects, business development and marketing. By enabling cross border collaboration, these international user groups foster the creation of innovative services and support the development of local economies.

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Proven methodology and practices

The Plone Asia Pacific user group organization will be modeled on a similar venture-taking place in the Americas: Plone Cono Sur is the international user group focusing on Spanish speaking experts. This successful group actually counts on participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


Global strategy and support

Zea Partners a non-profit international open source business network and its member companies actively support the launch of regional users groups. This kind of international collaboration being at the base of the open source ecosystem growth. Zea Partners is also in close interaction with Researchers exploring the use of FOSS as a development tool. In particular, with the project FLOSSInclude investigating how to "increase the deployment, development and societal impact of FOSS in Africa, Asia and Latin America".