seems like an age since i last blogged, probably because it has been in relative terms. i dropped from my usual 4-6 blogs a weeks to ... silence. but i feel my energy returning again. i've had a number of projects on the go over the last several months and they managed to exhaust me, so i took one of my few-times-per-year moments to hide under a rock ;)
my work situation has shifted a bit this month. i'm starting on a project that should help to bring Linux into the SMB market in my region a bit more. i'm not quite ready to blog to much about it at this point, other than to say that it involves creating a package of software that is appropriate for regional IT companies whose bread 'n butter market is the SMB community. i'm working with Kubuntu as a base, which is probably the interesting story here. why not SUSE? why not Red Hat? etc.. in 3 words: reproducibility, branding and clarity. yeah, i'll probably write a good long blog about this at a later date =)
right now i'm more excited by the ability to tell everyone about something i've quietly been discussing with Linspire for a few weeks now: a North American KDE developer camp. as opposed to most such events around the world, this one will not be aimed at those of us already well versed in the Open Source vernacular.
we need more Open Source desktop developers in general, and in particular, i'd like to see more KDE developers and i'd like to see more of them in North America. but this simply is not going to happen unless we help people get the tools they need, which is to say the information and skills they need. this is a small step in that direction.
to be held on the the 13th and 14th of October in San Diego and sponsored in part by Linspire, and hopefully others by the time all is said and done, a series of KDE development sessions will be offered to developers who would like to crack the code on how to develop and ship software efficiently and effectively for the Open Source desktop.
this is still a work in progress, but the event has been confirmed as a go. details on speakers, lodging and registration will appear over the coming weeks.