That GNOME week in Istanbul
- Actually my preferred topic of discussion was freedesktop.org and how to help the critical projects there.
- GTK+ 3.0 will come and break. Finally. I liked how the GNOME Release Team was there shoulder by shoulder.
- Chris presenting Gecko/Firefox and Alp presenting WebKit for GTK+: spectacular. Watch and see how this (r)evolves in the web runtime side of things.
- Federico exposed brilliantly the problems of user Oralia finding files. He dismissed the relevance of the mobile (“who has a touchscreen anyway?”) but somehow I feel that mobile platforms for devices sharing content with local and online computers will push the solution of Oralia’s problem. Not a desktop doing local searches.
- Gitorious, Transifex, Bazaar shirts and Mark Shuttleworth – something intense is going on in the crescent world of collaboration tools.
- Interesting to see the most used applications in the Online Desktop.
- Some speakers seemed to have fun joking about Python. Some other seemed to have fun showing cool stuff developed with Python. Computer Science is such a science.
- Sorry guys but this time the GUADEC organizers beat everybody with the best shirt.
- Glady surprised of seeing ARM in the list of sponsors.
- Stormy Peters is not just great. She is also born in Barcelona and speaks fluent Spanish. We started talking business.
- Offered to the board hosting a GNOME hackfest in the Maemo Summit.
And because not everything is free software in this life:
- Istanbul Modern is cool. I was surprised.
- Büyükada is beautiful. I was delighted.
- Fener has an interesting history. I was touched.
- Mosques and bridges fit together.
- Pide, artichokes and aubergines forever – I expected more from fish though.
- Still intrigued about women covered with black veil, specially those walking with other women or husbands dressing jeans.
Last but not least, Katja was impressed about the people and the ways of working and sharing in GUADEC. But I had been telling her about GNOME the project, the people and the events during 3 years at least. There is a marketing & communication problem here, since we cannot send the World to GUADEC to let them see with their own eyes. Should GNOME produce good video marketing?
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Tags: ARM, Bazaar, Firefox, freedesktop.org, Gecko, Gitorious, GNOME, GTK+, GUADEC, Transifex, WebKit