Libre Graphics Meeting Leipzig – Dejavu Fonts

Happy to see Ben Laenen and Denis from DejaVu font getting Vietnamese school notebooks for their studies at . Let’s work on getting more cooperations of projects and contributors between Europe and Asia started!

Ben and Dennis from DejaVu fonts

 

Links:

Libre Graphics Meeting: http://libregraphicsmeeting.org

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Digital Sewing Patterns Workshop with Susan Spencer

The textil industry is dominated by some big players and proprietary file formats for digital cut patterns. With the maker scene getting a big push with 3D printers, it is time to push for open digital sewing pattern creation as well.

Susan Spencer already works for some time on this goal. She created plugins for creating and portraying sewing patterns in Inkscape and documents her work on the TauMeta Website.

The next goal is to enable designers to upload and customize patterns online through a web interface. This is why we are meeting up at a workshop after the Libre Graphics Meeting in Madrid. I believe this is exciting and offers many people a way to collaborate on patterns around the world.

As textil making is very big in Vietnam and other Asian countries, this could be very interesting for people. I can see that it would also offer ways for small business owners to work together.

Sewing Pattern Workshop with Susan Spencer and Hong Phuc DangSusan Spencer and Hong Phuc Dang at the Digital Pattern Workshop after LGM 2013

Links

http://www.fashiontec.org

* http://meshcon.net

http://www.taumeta.org

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_(sewing)

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Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 – Including Asian Users and Developers

Thank you for a great event! The Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 took place in Madrid from April 10-13.

While the participation of Asian contributors is still low, talking to developers and designers it is clear that Asian users are “on their map”. Designing fonts that include characters for Asian languages for example is high on the agenda.

I would be happy to help people who are interested in font design to get in touch with established font projects. Please get in touch with me, if you are interested.

Pippin and Hong Phuc Dang at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013Pippin (Øyvind Kolås) from the Gimp project and Hong Phuc Dang at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013

 

Hong Phuc Dang and Sirko Kemter discussing Inkscape at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013Hong Phuc Dang and Sirko Kemter discussing Inkscape at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013

Graphics Tool Social Meet up with Gimp and GNOME developers at Libre Graphics MeetingGraphics Tool Social Meet up with Gimp and GNOME developers at Libre Graphics Meeting

Fontforge presentation with Dave Crossland and BenFontforge presentation with Dave Crossland and Ben

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Libre Graphics Meeting – How to Attract Asian Developers

The talk of my video is online thanks to Rivervalley TV. Thank you! In my presentation I talk about the situation of Open Source in Asia and how to attract new contributors. Many people still do not know about Free and Open Source in Asia, but we need more people to support each other and help new users und developers. We need more developers in Vietnam to adapt existing solutions for Vietnamese and Asian users. We need people to organize events, where we can meet face to face. We need mentors, who developers and contributors can turn to. We need business people who understand business models and opportunities around Free and Open Source.

Slides: http://de.slideshare.net/hpdang/libre-graphics-meeting-2010-brussels-presentation-by-hong-phuc-dang

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