I´m at Linuxtag in Berlin again this year. As every year it´s a great event, interesting people and interesting talks.
Together with the fanstastic weather here in Berlin we really have a great time.
My personal highlights of the first day are:
Launch of the Individual Supporting Memebership Program "Join the Game" together with Jos on the Stage Wednesday morning.
Please check out jointhegame.kde.org if you like what KDE is doing and you want to help us. I´m proud that we got Georg Greve the founder of the free software foundation europe at a first member of "join the game". He is also holder of the german "Bundesverdienstkreuz"
The KDE booth team is doing a teriffic job in explaning the visitors what KDE is doing and what the "Join the Game" campaign is.
Our second member of the "Join the Game" program is Vincent Untz the current release manager of GNOME and president of the GNOME foundation. Cornelius will become a "Friend of GNOME" in exchange. We want to show that the KDE and GNOME communities are friends and that we enjoy working together.
My next highlight of the first day was the release of ownCloud 1.0 RC1 of course.
This is probalby the final release candidate befor the release of our first und user ready release 1.0. But I have already several ideas and some code for new features in 1.1. So 1.0 is only the first step.
You find more information on the website ownCloud.org. Please test it and report your bugs if you find problems.
I was also as part of a groundtable about free software and cloud computing in the afternoon on the Univention Stage. I thing it was a very interesting discussion. The Audio Podcast should be available soon.
I can also announce that I´m willing to sponsor an internship to work fulltime on ownCloud for the next few month. The ideal candidate is at lease 18 years old and can work at out office in Stuttgart. You find more information here: http://opendesktop.org/jobs/?id=109
So please apply if you are interested. :-)
In the evening we had our yearly LinuxTag dinner sponsored by our friends from Nokia. Thanks a lot. It was great.
I´m looking forward to the next few days of Linuxtag and we have a few more interesting announcements in the pipeline ;-)