- "It is Monday morning and almost time to get ready for work at the GNOME-A11y hackfest in Sevilla, Spain. As much as I’m looking forward to the week, I’m still very depressed about what happened this weekend.
On Saturday morning, just as I was leaving Barcelona to head down to Sevilla, I got robbed. I was at the bus depot waiting for the airport shuttle bus to take me to BCN when I put down my laptop bag and camera bag so I could pull out my white cane. Barely a moment passed by when all of a sudden I got jostled and in that split second… whoever it was was gone and so were my two shoulder bags. Why couldn’t they have stolen my suitcases instead of this???"
- "Many of you that follow my blog probably know Bryen, also known by suseROCKS. He is someone that has dedicated a significant amount of his time and effort throughout his life to spread awareness about accessibility. This month he is traveling in Europe to help further this effort. Unfortunately, while he was in Spain he was robbed. There are several of us that have thought about trying to raise some money to replace these items."
- "As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on what happened to me over the weekend, I want to give thanks for the tremendous amount of support everyone has given to me from across the world. There’s very little I can say to truly express the awe I feel about the support you all have given. (...)"
- "Ladies and gentlemen, Recently Amaru Zelaya Orellana and myself cooperated on an article about the great work our ambassadors are doing around the world. They deserve great respect for what they do. A great marketing effort.
Meanwhile, the openSUSE marketing team is doing more work - getting articles out on the technologies we have, developing materials for our ambassadors and of course promoting the conference. However, no matter how much they do - they need help."
- "I just published/send/submitted the last part of the openSUSE strategy stuff. Coming from KDE, this was a very interesting endeavor. It's not done yet, of course - I expect a huge amount of comments on this one (find it here) as it includes some notes on our 'competition' (coopetition?), what the results will be and how we'd like to be in a few years.
I know the KDE community is also looking at future directions - KDE 4 series is stabilizing, so where to go next? GNOME meanwhile is getting GNOME 3 out - but at the same time also had strategical discussions at the last GUADEMY. And of course Fedora has followed openSUSE in discussing directions. Guess it's contagious..."
- "This post is about why one should visit a conference at all and hopefully is a good read for people who haven’t been on a FOSS conference yet. For oldtimers this might be unbelieveable, but I remember perfectly how I thought “This conference sounds interesting, but its probably only for checkers, long term contributors, not for me”. Thanks god I had somebody convincing me that that’s wrong and pulled me to my first Akademy which was a great experience as well as all the other conferences I have been later.
The main thing that happens on conferences is learning. While sitting in workshops and presentations you can learn so much about technologies, and since you take the time to really listen to it, it sticks very good in your mind. If questions remain open, you can be sure to immediately find people who can help to clearify."
Events & Meetings
- You can find more informations on other events at:
openSUSE for your ears
- "First of all a big thanks to Andreas, I received the promo DVDs on time. We had our openSUSE Linux event on UoM's campus yesterday, 30 September 2010. It was rocking and we received plenty feedback. Got students interested from faculties of management, humanities, agriculture etc...contrary to our belief that this event will attract computer science & engineering students only.
Here are some photos of that event:
- "Hi everyone, here is my report:
Event: Software Freedom Day - Chile.
Date: September 25th, 2010.
Location: University of Talca, VII, Chile.
Also, I asked guests to complete a little poll, you can find results here:
- "Next month on 13th and 14th November is in Oberhausen an Linux event called OpenRheinRuhr.
Its the second edition of this event, last year it was in Bottrop and this year it will be in Oberhausen at Rheinisches Industriemuseum. Marcel Richter, Thomas Groß and me go there but Thomas have a talk and me have an workshop and a talk there so help is always welcome.
When u have time and fun to help at the openSUSE booth, send me an message."
- "At October the 3rd we participated at the xariseto Free Festival.We were placed between Greeklug and the Fedora community Project.
A few words about the event:
The event had everything an Free open fest could have,music,theatrical teams ,places for kids to learn through games, free coffee, free clothes,free games and any other kind of items people stopped use and wanted to give away to others instead of throwing them away as garbage,also after the event what people didn’t take the xarise to team gathered it and gave it to institutions. (...)"
- "Please find my report here.
Event: Software Freedom Day - Szeged, Hungary.
Date: October 8th, 2010.
Location: University of Szeged. (...)"
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