First LibreOffice 5.0 Bug Hunting Session starts Tomorrow

Berlin, May 21, 2015 – The first LibreOffice 5.0 Bug Hunting Session starts tomorrow at 08AM UTC, to catch bugs and regressions on the first beta of the software, available from this link: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/. The session will last until May 24, 2015. On those dates, mentors will be available from 08AM UTC to 10PM UTC […]

GNOME Foundation: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections 2015 – Candidates

Hello Foundation Members,

It’s that time of the year again! I’m happy to announce the following
candidates for this year’s Board of Directors elections:

* Alexandre Franke
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00010.html

* …

Qt – 20 years leading cross-platform development

Today we celebrate 20 years since the first release of Qt was uploaded to sunsite.unc.edu and announced, six days later, at comp.os.linux.announce. Over these years, Qt evolved from a two person Norwegian project to a full-fledged, social-technical world-wide organism that underpins free software projects, profitable companies, universities, government-related organizations, and more. It’s been an exciting journey.

From the early days of Trolltech in 1999, through an evolution of licensing (from the original FreeQt, to QPL, to GPL, to LGPL today), corporate cooperation from Nokia and Digia, Open Governance, and leading edge technology refinements, Qt has supported the spirit of free software, thriving communities, and high quality products.

The KDE Community thanks everyone who helps keep Qt rocking; we share our pride in being part of this history. Since 1997, Qt has provided the foundation upon which KDE has developed its workspaces, applications, and development environments. Moreover, Qt has contributed to a fruitful symbiosis where goals, contributions, and discussions blur the boundaries between the Qt and KDE projects. As a result, today KDE is the biggest Qt showcase in the world, and there’s evidence that this successful and long-running partnership will continue.

The Qt/KDE partnership

There are several fundamental aspects of this strong relationship.

  • KDE has always worked hard to keep Qt free and open through the KDE Free Qt Foundation. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation makes continuous updates in its statutes, aiming not only at more precise and complete terms but also to accommodate new situations involving Qt’s development.
  • KDE people make 40-60% of the weekly commits in the QtBase repository. As in every major transition between Qt versions, KDE had close and active participation during the development of Qt 5, contributing many new features and enhancements which expanded benefits to the whole class of Qt applications. Furthermore, since Qt adopted the Open Governance model in October 2011, contributing to Qt has become even easier, not only for KDE people but for anyone interested in the project’s trends, roadmap, and technologies.
  • Conceiving KDE Frameworks 5 as a set of fine-grained and independent Qt 5 add-on modules demonstrates our confidence in Qt’s commitment to KDE efforts. In turn, KDE Frameworks 5 contributes to the entire ecosystem of Qt developers by making available many high-quality libraries—based on over 18 years of KDE experience in building Qt applications.
  • Many people interested in Qt development start their efforts in KDE projects with seasoned mentors. KDE offers several opportunities for young people to do real-world work. As a consequence, over time, KDE is the first Qt experience for a growing number of highly skilled Qt developers, who have learned the Qt way of doing things from the beginning.

Congratulations!

Because of all this, we say again with much appreciation: congratulations to all of Qt. Thank you, and keep counting on KDE!

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GNOME Foundation: Board of Directors Elections 2015 – Candidacy – Ekaterina Gerasimova

Hello Foundation members,

I am announcing my candidacy for the board of directors. If elected,
this will be my third term. I have been on the board since 2013, and
contributing for a few years longer. I am currently the documentation
team lead, a memb…

GNOME Foundation: Board of Directors Elections 2015 – Candidacy – Ryan Lortie

karaj,

I am announcing my candidacy for the board of directors.

If elected, this would be my second time on the board.

I have been a GNOME developer during many years, mostly on lower-level
things.

I am currently affiliated with Canonical where I a…

GNOME Foundation: Board of Directors Elections 2015 – Shaun McCance

Name: Shaun McCance
Email: shaunm< at >gnome.org
Affiliation: Red Hat

Foundation Members,

I’m announcing my candidacy for the board of directors. I’m a long-time
GNOME developer and enthusiast, because I believe GNOME does important
work in ens…

GNOME Foundation: Board of Directors Elections 2015 – Candidacy – Jeff Fortin Tam

Name: Jean-François Fortin Tam
Email: nekohayo at gmail
Affiliation: unaffiliated
Web/bio/blog/etc.: http://jeff.ecchi.ca

Hi everybody,

I am offering my candidacy to serve on the Foundation Board for a second
term.

I have been involved in various areas of GNOME since 2004 or so,
including testing, triaging, marketing, mentoring, coding, public
speaking and advocacy, user interaction & UX design, etc. I am a
business developer and manager. Besides running my branding & management
consulting company, I have been serving you as president of the board
since last year. A report on activities accomplished during that time
can be found here:
http://jeff.ecchi.ca/blog/2015/05/07/presidents-report-the-state-of-the-gnome-foundation/

With the experience gained throughout the years, I hope to continue
serving GNOME to the best of my abilities.

You can learn more about me on my personal website above.

Thank you for your consideration,
Jean-François "Jeff" Fortin Tam
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Web Server Going Down For Rebuild Monday May 18th @ 6pm CDT

Posted by fuzztooth on Mon, 18 May 2015 02:08 GMT
Hello all, you probably rarely hear from me, but I am the hosting provider for this website.  I wanted to let everyone on here know that our primary server is going to be going down for a complete rebuild tomorrow Monday May 18th, 2015 @ 6pm CDT.  This downtime is expected to last at least 4 hours.  However, depending how things get shuffled around, this site may be moving to the alternate server which would reduce the downtime significantly.  If this site is on the list to be transferred, I will keep you all posted.

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GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of April, 30th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, April 30th, 2015, 18:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on May 15th, 2015 at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
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