編按：MozTW 共七位成員於 6/26~27 參與 HKOSCon 2015 香港開源年會，並在現場設置 Mozilla 攤位，本文為 Yao Wei 的第一手報導。我們也將於 8/15~16 於中研院舉辦的 COSCUP 2015 擺攤，並展出與香港年會中相近的內容，歡迎大家前來參觀。
HKOSCon is an annual open source conference in Hong Kong, similar to COSCUP in Taiwan. This year it took place in HKSTP (Hong Kong Science and Technology Park). Our booth was in a glass corridor connecting the food court and the conference building. It was a brilliant idea to set up booths in the corridor, where people working in the science park may walk through it for lunch.
In our booth, we promoted Firefox, and Mozilla in general — an organization focus on freedom of choice, open standards and privacy. To accomplish this, we have a physical version of the #FoxYeah campaign which began right before HKOSCon. We have boards printed with reasons of using Firefox, and asked people to pick one they like most and take a picture with it. However, attendees tend to be shy in front of cameras; we had very few people who are willing to take a picture other than staffs.
Also, we showed off Firefox OS, one of the major projects in Mozilla. We let visitors know the potential of web technology by using our devices. Especially, as the mobile market is overly saturated, some people ask us what else Firefox OS can be applied into. We reply with the FxOS-powered UHD TV which just hit the market, and the ongoing Web of Things experiments from Mozilla Japan.
The booths along with us featured some interesting projects:
- Chinese input method designed for the seniors, and an ambitious project of building Chinese font compliant with Hong Kong standard
- Net of honeypots
- Computers for children in developing countries
- The experiments installing Linux desktop in various devices
- 3d-printed airsoft guns
Sammy Fung, the organizer of the conference, had a lightning talk session talking about the history of open source conference in Hong Kong, and we believe the renaissance of open source movements in this place has just begun.
You can see more photos from the tag on Flickr.
Author / Yao Wei
License / CC BY-SA-3.0 TW