06.20.10

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Mono in Novell’s Hackweek, More C# in Planet SUSE, Zonker Still Advertises OpenSUSE

Posted in GNU/Linux, Mono, Novell, OpenSUSE at 2:09 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: A mixture of news from and about the OpenSUSE project for the most part

THIS is a quick overview of what has been happening this month in the OpenSUSE project. Sirko created some artwork for the OpenSUSE Conference and was one among the many OpenSUSE people who wrote about LinuxTag 2010. To give some examples, we have [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8].

There was also Novell’s Hackweek earlier this month. It involved mostly SUSE-oriented projects [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. Here is one specific example:

This week was the fifth Hackweek at Novell where we can pick an interesting topic and work on it. I am always interested in cool applications and I wanted to investigate a bit on Qts GraphicsView anyway so I decided to go for a proof of concept implementation of a lightweight but cool presentation tool following these concepts.

The Hackweek also had some Microsoft-oriented projects, with few involving Mono. Novell has just added to Planet SUSE another C# developer whose blog has a lot of C# and like Microsoft MVP de Icaza who currently spreads more of Moonlight, he is “a huge fan of Linux Haters blog”.

Others in the OpenSUSE project innocently promote those former Microsoft employees who created Ohloh and some who are interested in the OpenSUSE community attempted to become community managers (Zonker’s old role that he abandoned).

I’ve had a lot of people ask me both within the openSUSE community and outside of it, whether I applied for the vacant openSUSE Community Manager role.

Yesterday we mentioned Novell’s involvement in MeeGo [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] (SUSE MeeGo is perhaps a bit like Goblin) and despite a momentum issue, just over 3 weeks away they have some releases which revolve around 11.3 [1, 2]. Zonker already promotes OpenSUSE 11.3 in Linux.com without disclosure about the conflict of interests, except at the end. It turns out that he does communicate with PR people (in Techrights we ignore them or politely tell them to go away). Has OpenSUSE appointed a new Community Manager yet? There’s no announcement that’s truly visible.

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