2013-04-14 17:20:52 GMT
Hi Decided to join here too :) Paul
Hi Decided to join here too :) Paul
I'm pleased to announce that LibrePlanet 2011 conference registration is now open. The principals of Foo Communications -- myself and Rob Myers -- will be there all weekend to answer your questions about GNU social. LibrePlanet 2011 will be a one-day conference on Saturday, March 19th 2011 at Bunker Hill Community College, in Boston, MA. If you're coming in for the weekend, we have plans for Friday and Sunday as well, although these are informal. We are planning something very special for LibrePlanet 2012, and so in order to scale back our planning efforts to prepare for that event, we have decided to focus on our core conference this year. This event is open to our associate members, who can attend for free, and to members of the public who can either join as an associate member, or pay $60 to attend (the equivalent of our student level associate membership rate). We are pleased to tell you that the venue is ADA compliant and easily accessible. ## More information and registration: * <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet2011>
As I understand it, Facebook exploits semi-open information in a semi-centralized way. Instead of the Applications layer being something that people can really socialize about, it only supports a closed, firm-like, collaboration at that layer. I hope that Diaspora* et al. will support "social apps" that aren't just miniature corporate themeparks, but which instead correspond to real "grassroots social organizing". How might that work? Some analogies: this might be like adding a "problems" layer on top of PlanetMath's mathematics encyclopedia, or like adding a radio drama layer on top of the collection of sounds at Freesound.org, or like adding a literary discussion layer on top of the collection of public domain texts at Project Gutenberg. Indeed, maybe these aren't just analogies, but could themselves become "applications".
The National Science Foundation is offering a software development grant related to "network software to support distributed software, software in the form of middleware capabilities and services, and cybersecurity" among other things and "for facilitating research and education collaborations through sharing of data, instruments, and computing and storage resources. The program requires open source software development." http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11504/nsf11504.htm The 2011 proposal deadline is January 30th. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5174 There is $8,800,000 available through this grant opportunity. Is anybody interested in collaborating on a proposal for this grant? -- -- Brylie Oxley GNU.media Intern http://gnumedia.org Sierra Friends Center http://woolman.org
Hello there... Good effort. I want to participate on this wonderful idea -- -- __________________________________________________________ | , , | | / \ | | ((__-^^-,-^^-__)) Octavio Rossell Tabet | | `-_---' `---_-' octavio@... | | `--|o` 'o|--' http://octavio.gnu.org.ve | | \ ` / irc.radiognu.org #gnu | | .: :. | | :o_o: Huella: FC69 551B ECB9 62B0 D992 | | "-" BE57 B551 2497 C78B 870A | |__________________________________________________________|
Hi, At the first Web and Philosophy  conference that took place in Paris a little over a week ago. I presented "Philosophy and the Social Web" which is online now in english. The presentation comes with audio and notes, and is very detailed. It covers the social networking problem, web architecture, REST, Reference and the Semantic Web, issues in the Philosophy of Language and of Mind. These may seem a bit abstruse, but they are really written from an engineers perspective who wishes to build the Social Web. http://www.slideshare.net/bblfish/philosophy-and-the-social-web-5583083 For those who are interested in getting a view of how engineering and philosophy touch, are interested in an overview of the semantic web or linked data, or yet another view of the WebID protocol, this should be interesting. Henry  http://web-and-philosophy.org/ Social Web Architect http://bblfish.net/
Hi, At the first Web and Philosophy  conference that took place in Paris a little over a week ago. I presented "Philosophy and the Social Web" which is online now. It is quite detailed, covering the social networking problem, web architecture, REST, Reference and the Semantic Web, issues in the Philosophy of Language and of Mind. These may seem a bit abstruse, but they are really written from an engineers perspective who wishes to build the Social Web. http://www.slideshare.net/bblfish/philosophy-and-the-social-web-5583083 For those who are interested in getting a view of how engineering and philosophy touch, some overview of the semantic web or linked data, this should be interesting. Henry  http://web-and-philosophy.org/ Social Web Architect http://bblfish.net/
Hello Dear Friends,
Turkish Linux Users Association (LKD)  has created a microblogging site, named Tuxweet  on June 2010. At he beginning we decided to use Sharetronix/Blogtronix for some reasons, including it to seem being some kind of Open and Free software. At some point they altered their such licence and we begin to look for another software - a Free and a nice one! We made some searches and made some demo installations. During this process, about three weeks ago, I've visited Freenode #statusnet and #social. A friend with the nickname "mattl" (Matt Lee that was you, right?) helped me by answering my questions, mainly on the relation between Status.net and GNU Social.
Now we decided that GNU Social is OK for us. We'll be more than pleased to become a part a software community which is deeply devoted to Free Software movement. And, if to be frank, we liked the features of the software as well.
Now we are installing GNU Social to our server as a testing step as well, but this is something more than a demo install. We'll try to create the actual Tuxweet conditions, see what we should do for localisation, tests against some possible bugs and we'll migrate.
I'm one of the admins of Tuxweet  but I'm not on the "technical side"; I don't know how to code. Most probably I will deal with the Turkish localisation. Our friends in charge of the code -for sure- join the community and I believe that they will have questions and -probably- wishes and -hopefully- contributions. (By the way, is that other list which is said to be a moderated one, for developers or -lets say- for technical staff?)
In this first post I just wanted to say hello and inform you about the situation. Now I'll read the archive to know you better and to see how can I contribute to the collective effort, if I can do in some way.
K. Deniz Ogut