The project lead of VALO-CD, Otto Kekäläinen, has been awarded the Nordic Free Software Award at FSCONS 2012. VALO-CD is mentioned as one of the motivations.
VALO-CD with selected best-in-class applications makes it easy for any user to take advantage of Free Software on Windows. Now it is available in English too, in addition to the existing Finnish language edition. A new addition is MuseScore, a program to make music by writing scores. Other programs are updated to newest version, for example LibreOffice 3.5 is included. "I'm thrilled with the work that the VALO-CD project is doing getting Free Software into user's hands", said Michael Meeks, SUSE Distinguished Engineer, and LibreOffice developer, "there is a real need to help people to get the latest and greatest Free Software on Windows into people's hands. It is good to see the very best LibreOffice 3.5 features getting to as wide an audience as possible, I heartily recommend the CD to you."
After about a year of preparation, the VALO-CD project has now been internationalized and the first production quality release in English is released.
The VALO-CD project was presented at the Desktop Summit as a call for developers for new languages.
The the new development wiki in English has been opened and the first VALO-CD development version in English released. Check them out and give us feedback!
The VALO-CD project and the plans to make an English version was presented at FSCONS.