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Jono Bacon is an established consultant and author, as well as a
regular contributor to the Open Source community. As a consultant at
the UK government funded OpenAdvantage, Bacon works with a range of
organisations in making use of Open Source for a wide range of needs.
As an author, Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks by O'Reilly, and is currently finishing his second O'Reilly title. In addition to this work, Bacon has written over 400 published articles for over 14 publications including Linux Format, Linux User & Developer, Linux Magazine, PC Plus, IBM developerWorks, O'Reilly Network, Digital Home, Sitepoint, MacTech, MacUser and more. Bacon has also contributed as a columnist for Linux Format, Linux User & Developer, PC Plus and soon for International Developer Magazine. Bacons regular O'Reilly Network weblog articles regularly feature in the site's Top 10 most read articles.
In addition to consultancy and writing, Bacon is an active contributor to Open Source. He built one of the UK's first Linux orientated news websites in 1998, then went on to be an active contributor to the KDE project, founding KDE::Enterpise, KDE Usability Study and represented KDE officially in the UK. Bacon has also founded Wolverhampton Linux User Group, PHP West Midlands, the Infopoint Project, Free Software Charities Register and wrote the XAMPP Control Panel, GNOME iRiver, KwebStat, DevCenter and contributed patches to PiTiVi and KOrganizer. Bacon has also been recently voted to the OpenDocument Fellowship committee.
In recent months there has been lots of discussion about the next generation desktop and how the KDE and GNOME projects are re-thinking how their desktops will work. Jono Bacon, an established writer and consultant, has sat down, scribbled some odd looking notes on a piece of paper and is here to discuss what needs to happen for this next generation Linux desktop to become reality. His presentation covers a range of anecdotal and technical issues including:
Presentation Slides: OpenOffice