GUADEC sponsorship offers a variety of benefits, and encourages sponsors to become more deeply involved in the community:

Meet key contributors
GUADEC is a great opportunity to meet contributors and users of one of the leading free and open source technology platforms.

Influence product direction
Sponsoring and attending GUADEC not only gives you advance information on GNOME’s plans for the coming year, but provides you a voice in shaping them.

Access technical talent
Experienced developers from around the globe attend GUADEC. Meet business partners who can help you achieve your technical goals.

Encourage technology adoption
GUADEC has been a site for product launches, and a great place to encourage developers to use new technologies.

Contribute to the development of GNOME technologies
Help the development of new features and components. GUADEC hosts planning and coding sessions, as well as technology and interoperability meetings.

Give back to free and open source software
You’ll be recognized not only as a sponsor of GUADEC, but also as a supporter of free software, the GNOME project, and the ideals on which these are founded.

More details can be found in the GUADEC 2016 Sponsorship Brochure and the 2016 Conference Sponsorship Brochure.

If you’re interested in sponsoring GUADEC in 2016, email us at

2016 Sponsors


Private Internet Access is the world’s leading VPN service provider specializing in security via layered encryption for online privacy and safety. This VPN service is backed by global gateway and tunnel access in 25 countries. PIA is 100% committed to your privacy and utilizes the most innovative technology to guarantee that. PIA is a US-based company headquartered in Los Angeles and can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@buyvpnservice), and Google+ (@PrivateInternetAccess).


Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 50 million lines of source code, programs for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, LUGs and events around the world. Learn more at
Red Hat Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies. We build and support the only fully open source enterprise technology stack, and we’re passionate about showing the world the power of the open source way. Learn more by following @RedHatNews and @RedHatOpen.


Endless Mobile Endless was founded in 2012 with a single mission: to make computing universally accessible by solving the barriers of cost, connectivity, and ease of use. The flagship product is called Endless, a fully functional desktop computer and operating system designed for emerging markets. Endless is built on the GNOME stack and is intuitive for users who have no experience with technology. It works well with extremely poor internet connections and makes use of heavy caching to help users access the content they need in areas with little access to internet. It comes with over 100 apps so that it’s useful from the moment you turn it on – even if you don’t have an internet connection. Endless has created apps packed with valuable content for education, health, wellness, parenting, small business, and many other areas to help users achieve the best in life. Endless’ vision is for users to be the co-creators of a vibrant app ecosystem that solves real-life challenges and is building a toolkit to enable everyone, regardless of technical expertise, to participate in creating locally relevant content.
SuSE The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world’s best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.

The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds.


Igalia Igalia is an open source consultancy specialized in the development of innovative projects and solutions. Our engineers have expertise in a wide range of technological areas, including browsers and client-side web technologies, graphics pipeline, compilers and virtual machines.

Leading the development of essential projects in the areas of web rendering and browsers, we have the most WebKit, Chromium/Blink and Firefox expertise found in the consulting business, including many reviewers and committers. Igalia designs, develops, customises and optimises GNU/Linux-based solutions for companies across the globe.

Igalia celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and has been involved in GNOME since the early days, contributing to the project in many areas, including accessibility support, browsers and web engines, or document viewers.

Codethink Codethink specialises in system-level software engineering to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including automotive, medical, telecoms and finance. Our customers are international-scale organizations who seek competitive edge through design of enterprise appliances and embedded systems which are faster, smaller, more secure, more up-to-date, or more advanced than their

As experts in Free and Open Source Software, we help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed in upstream communities including GNOME. Vala, GLib, GTK+, Glade, Flatpak, Tracker, and Gstreamer are just a few of the GNOME technologies that Codethink developers have hacked on in recent years.


Adfinis SyGroup Since 2000, Adfinis SyGroup has been consistently active as a service provider in the open source environment and has established itself as a leading company in this field. Located in Switzerland, we provide customers throughout the country and beyond its borders with engineering, development, consulting and support. Our team combines high quality expertise, long-standing experience, and professionalism with the innovative potential of open source technologies. Driven by this innovative force, we strive to offer the best IT solution to every single customer opening up new opportunities for their businesses.
Centricular Centricular is an open source consultancy focussed on the GStreamer
framework and related multimedia and graphics technologies. Free and
Open Source Software runs in our veins. We believe in it as a
methodology, yielding better technical outcomes in the long term. It
empowers individuals, companies and other organizations. It opens
possibilities and creates an environment of mutually beneficial co-

We formed Centricular in 2013 to provide software development and
training assistance to people building multimedia products based on
Free Software. Our team is built from GStreamer maintainers and
developers, and all our work feeds back into improving the Free
Software projects we use.

Supporting Organizations

LinuxTag e.V. is the legal organizer of GUADEC 2016 in Germany.
With more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 785 million, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide and has the potential of reaching a top position in selected research areas on an international level. The objective is to turn KIT into an institution of top research, excellent scientific education, and a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.
CCC Video Operation Center (C3VOC) is a working group consisting of Chaos Computer Club enthusiasts running lecture recording and streaming infrastructure on and for different chaos events or conferences.
FSGK A KIT free software student group („Freie Software Gruppe Karlsruhe“) who is supporting GUADEC by facilitating the use of student and KIT resources.