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Mon, 08 May 2006

[OSDL-DAM-II] In case you wonder:

The last blogs came via a borrowed network cable. Two cables for a room of sixteen. That's the portland group.

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Note to myself:

Never be trustfull and think that wireless will work!

Now we splitted in smaller groups and could have normal no wireless lan, if I had a cable! Which I didn't brought, since I thought, that surely in big company like IBM (hosting OSDL's DAM-2 meeting) they will have working wireless...

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Topics covered here...

Currently me mostly concentrate on the following topics:

  • Portland Project (xdg-utils)
  • Sound / Multimedia
  • Desktop Standards (LSB)
  • SODA arch (just showed by Tom Schwaller, some kind of back to the roots componized application idea)
  • build once / installation / sytem management / etc. (independent Software vendors want something like autopackage, but it should work...)
  • printing

PS: I would like to add, that I'm not flooding planet again; but the wireless lan broke down, so you'll get severall of my blogs at the same time; I'm taking notes through this and thought they might be interesting for someone.

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Just came back from lunch

Now listening a bit about Waldo Bastians talk about Portland. Interesting stuff, didn't knew something like that was planed. Other topics discussed here: Printing, Wireless, Sound and Multimedia and Desktop Standards.

Other topic mentioned: Non distributable firmwares. I thought till now, that's mainly a problem Debian is interested in. Most common solution: Distribute that and wait for lawyers to come :(

Well, at least we could find some additional power bars.

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Interesting, whome you can meet here

I think I don't need to mention the usual suspects like Kurt Pfeifle and LinuxPrinting Tim. And even one I just flamed for not delivering his paper for DebConf in time: Alvaro Lopez Ortega. As already mentioned, he'is quite interested in creating a best of both worlds system. OpenSolaris kernel and Debian userland / tools. Encouraged him to continue and got some tipps for sun protection for Mexico in return ;)

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. Hw works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.

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