Deadline for sponsorship requests to San Francisco MeeGo Conference: Friday, 15th April
The ability to register for the MeeGo Conference and apply for travel & room assistance has now passed. In a reminder email, Linux Foundation's Brian Warner said: If you plan to apply for a travel sponsorship to the May conference in San Francisco, please register for the conference by this Friday, April 15. Please note, applications will only be accepted through the conference registration process. We will know fairly soon which travel has been approved, and will send out notifications then. The sponsorship committee is made up of Brian, Quim Gil, Dawn Foster and one of your editors, Andrew Flegg. The committee has had one teleconference and made a tentative initial round of selections.
Visualising MeeGo community
Jarkko Moilanen has used the open source code visualisation tool, Gource, to produce infographics for the commits to MeeGo projects, posts to the mailing lists and participation on IRC: While videos generated with gource might at first seem useless and fancy time consuming experiments with video codecs, that is not the whole truth. Gource can be useful at least in two ways. Firstly, it allows you to see what areas of the project are active in an easy to understand way. Secondly, it shows whether there is community around a whole project or just aspects of it. I’ll discuss that in more details later. I wanted to test gource and see what can be done with it. This gource experiment became more fun that I expected. Just for fun, like Linus once said in cover of his book. Well, he has said quite a lot but that one fits here. Let’s get dirty!
Banners on maemo.org
RM Bauer, a member of the Maemo Community Council, has posted to the maemo-community mailing list that the Council has decided to allow a limited number banners on maemo.org for related projects. There is already a banner for the 2011 Coding Competition. A banner has been prepared for the Cordia project. And council has approved the Community SSU for a third banner, although a banner has not yet been submitted for review. The following set of rules are proposed to serve as guidance for those who might consider submitting a banner to maemo.org in the future. Constructive comments on the rules are requested.