The Inkscape folks are looking for someone to help finish off some editing for their website introduction video.
Hop on over if you want to lend a hand!
(via Ted Gould)Read more
New features include:
Congrats to the Yorba team!Read more
In case you’ve missed out, smspillaz has started working fulltime at Canonical on working on Compiz.
Sam’s been shuffling getting things fixed in the code and needs a bit of help, so I asked him to put together a list of things Compiz could use help with.
Here’s the full list with details, if more issues come up we’ll add them there.
Also a special thanks to the moderators of the Ubuntu Forums who volunteered to help the Compiz forums clean out some spam and tidy things up a bit. High five!Read more
Those of you wondering how to make Banshee extensions (Stuart!) will want to pay attention around the 5 minute mark, where he goes into an example on how easy it is to make an extension.
So, go forth and make great extensions!Read more
Did you know that stackoverflow.com offers free advertising to open source projects?
Every project can always use some more new blood. And if you don’t think that’s a good enough reason, as of this writing here is a list of 344,881 other reasons.
Ok I promise not to blog about StackExchange anymore, until tomorrow anyway.Read more
Allison Randall has blogged about her new role in Ubuntu; working at Canonical as the Technical Architect for Ubuntu. One thing which I think is awesome is how she mentions people who encouraged her:
To give credit where credit is due, there have been 4 great influences on my career over the years, mentors, friends, people who believed in me, encouraged me to dream big dreams and try big things, who taught me that I’m better, smarter, wiser, more dynamic, and resilient than I ever imagined. In alphabetical order: Damian Conway, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Mark Shuttleworth, and Nathan Torkington. Thanks guys, I wouldn’t be here without you!
Everyone has mentors in Free Software, so Allison’s post inspired me to talk about mine. People who made you who you are. I hope this encourages you to talk about the people who inspired you.
While Allison’s post motivated me, this next month I get to celebrate 3 years at Canonical and I would like to thank people who have motivated me to do what I do. Think of them as the root of me:
These people pointed me in the right direction, and these are the ones who focused me into a fine instrument of Ubuntu laser-destruction. If you hate me, then it’s probably these people’s fault:
And on top of that I’ve got the old folks, the mentors who are just awesome by being there, they’re all good friends and good mentors. I am pretty sure that everyone who has worked with these people are not surprised:
I’d also like to take a moment to thank the new people — those of you who are new here and want to rock. Spend some time researching my generation’s heroes, and learn from what they have to say.
Hah, I just thought “Some day this entire mess will all be yours”, but I don’t know if that’s a nice thing to say or not, so heh to you.Read more
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