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Press room

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Press Room

There will be a pressroom available for use by journalists. It provides free wifi, powerplugs and a place to sit. Interviews could be conducted there, or anywhere else in the conference center. During the first four days the Press Room will be in the main conference building. The name of the room is "Sala Lanzarote". Follow the signs to the press room or ask anyone from the organisation.


The easiest way to get an interview would be to contact the person you want to interview and ask for a good time. You can use the press room, or any other place. Furtheremore, there is a list below which contains well known people who are available for interviews. Contact the people below to arrange an interview with any of them:

There are two people in charge of the interviewing procedure:

For local press, please contact

  • Name: Marta Cantero
  • e-mail: comunicacion at entrelineascanarias dot com
  • phone number: +34 928297994 / +34 630467618

For international press, please contact

  • Name: Jos Poortvliet
  • e-mail: jospoortvliet at gmail dot com
  • phone number: +34 620916276

They will assing you a space and time in the press room.

Schedule for press room

Please note that there are keynote sessions on Saturday morning, and one more at 15h on Saturday. Press conferences will not begin before 15h.

Below is the press schedule. These people will be available for questions during the times noted in the table.

Note: Richard Stallman asks that press attend his presentation before the press conference, and that they do not commit the two most common errors which he disapproves of: referring to "Open Source" rather than "Free software" and referring to the entire system as "Linux" rather than "GNU/Linux".

Provisional Press conference schedule
Saturday July 4th
15.00 - 15.30 Richard Stallman (English)
15.30 - 16.00 Richard Stallman (Spanish)
16.00 - 16.30 Walter Bender (English, with translator)
16.30 - 17.00 Break
17.00 - 17.30 Robert Lefkowitz (English, with translator)
17.30 - 18.00 Quim Gil, Nokia (English and Spanish)
18.00 - 18.30 GNOME + KDE (collaboration, presentation of conference and goals)
18.30 - 19.00 GNOME + KDE (collaboration, presentation of conference and goals) (English and Spanish)
Sunday July 5th
10.00 - 10.30  
10.30 - 11.00  
11.00 - 11.30  
11.30 - 12.00  
12.00 - 12.30  
12.30 - 13.00  
15.00 - 15.30  
15.30 - 16.00  
16.00 - 16.30  
16.30 - 17.00 Break
17.00 - 17.30  
17.30 - 18.00  

People available to be interviewed

Join us / Únete a nosotros
Name   Occupation   Company/College/community   e-mail   URL   Project   Day   Time   
Richard Stallman Chairman FSF Foundation --- erase me FSF --- ---
Walter Bender Executive Director Sugar Labs. --- erase me Sugar Learning Platform --- ---
Robert Lefkowitz Distinguished Engineer ACM --- erase me --- --- ---
Stormy Peters Executive Director GNOME Foundation stormy at gnome dot org erase me GNOME --- ---
Behdad Esfahbod Chairman GNOME Foundation ---- erase me GNOME --- ---
Jose Angel Diaz Diaz Chairman GNOME Hispano --- erase me GNOME --- ---
Federico Mena Quintero --- Novell ---- erase me GNOME Late Saturday afternoon, Sunday ---
Vincent Untz Release Manager Novell vuntz at gnome dot org erase me GNOME --- ---
Jonathan Blandford --- Red Hat --- erase me GNOME --- ---
David Schlesinger --- ACCESS, GNOME Advisory Board David.Schlesinger at access-company dot com   LiMo or ACCESS --- ---
Cornelius Schumacher Vice President KDE e.V schumacher at kde dot org http://ev.kde.org KDE --- ---
Adriaan de Groot Vice President KDE e.V. ----- http://ev.kde.org KDE --- ---
Sebastian Kügler Board member KDE e.V. ----- http://ev.kde.org KDE --- ---
Paul Adams Chairman Akademy Program Committee ----- http://akademy.kde.org KDE --- ---
Jeff Mitchell Developer Amarok ----- http://amarok.kde.org KDE --- ---
Albert Astals Cid Chairman KDE España presidencia at kde-espana dot es http://www.kde-espana.es KDE --- ---
Aleix Pol i Gonzàlez Secretary KDE España aleixpol at kde dot org http://www.kde-espana.es KDE --- ---
Rafael Fernández López Vice President KDE España ereslibre at kde dot org http://www.kde-espana.es KDE --- ---
Antonio Larrosa Jimenez Long-time developer KDE larrosa at kde dot org http://www.kde.org KDE --- ---
Daniel Armendáriz President ASOLIF presidencia at asolif.org http://www.asolif.org ASOLIF --- ---
Gonzalo Aller President ESLIC presidente at eslic dot es http://www.eslic.es ESLIC --- ---
Alberto Barrionuevo President Andalibre presidencia at andalibre dot org http://www.andalibre.org Andalibre --- ---
Alberto Barrionuevo Iberian-American WG Leader FFII abarrio at ffii dot org http://www.ffii.org FFII --- ---
Nacho Correas President CESLA icorreas at ebox-technologies dot com http://www.cesla.info CESLA --- ---
Alberto Morales President GULIC ----- erase me GULIC --- ---
David Horat Software Engineer CERN david.horat at cern dot ch http://cern.ch/horat GRID --- ---
Christopher Blizzard   Mozilla blizzard at mozilla dot com   Mozilla --- ---
Walter Bender Executive Director Sugar Labs walter.bender at gmail dot com   Sugar --- ---
Robert McQueen Director Collabora robert.mcqueen at collabora.co.uk   Collabora, Empathy, Telepathy, Farsight, libnice, Webkit/Gtk+ --- ---
Christian Schaller   Collabora christian.schaller at collabora.co.uk   Collabora Multimedia, GStreamer project --- ---
Aron Kozac   Nokia aron.kozak at nokia dot com   Nokia, Maemo, Qt --- ---
Juan José Sánchez   Igalia jjsanchez at igalia dot com   Igalia, GNOME Mobile, WebkitGTK+ --- ---
Eva Brucherseifer Managing Director basysKom GmbH eva.brucherseifer at basyskom dot de     --- ---
Alfred Peng, Li Yuan, Halton Huo, Eva Zhang, Tim Mao   Sun Leo.Binchy at sun dot com     --- ---
Rick Spencer Ubuntu Desktop Manager Canonical rick.spencer at canonical dot com   Canoncial, Ubuntu Desktop --- ---
Jono Bacon   Canonical jono at ubuntu dot com   Canonical, Ubuntu Community --- ---