Alan Cox and many more speaking at OpenExpo 2008 in Bern
Monday January 14th 2008, 16:41h
Filed under: ETH Zürich, FLOSS, Linux, Ubuntu

OpenExpo 2008 in Bern

Last week we published the program of the upcoming OpenExpo on March 12/13, 2008 in Bern (list of the eight presentations in English). Our most famous guest from the FOSS community is Alan Cox, Linux kernel developer, visiting Switzerland for the first time.

Alan Cox visiting OpenExpo 2008 in Bern

A side note concerning the creation of the 32p booklet and how the open source process works in practice: This time I layouted the booklet with an own compilation of Scribus 1.3.5svn. It was not just a proof-of-concept concerning the great DTP software but also a real world test of community responsiveness: Three times I reported a minor software error through Scribus’ Bugzilla (e.g. bug 6622), getting informed that Franz Schmid submitted a patch 24h later and then downloading the new source code and recompiling the stuff - fixed! Now I’m trying to get sponsoring from /ch/open for a bounty enabling true PDF handling (scaling, croping…) - let’s see if it works till the next OpenExpo booklet creation!