FLOSS Foundations

February 05, 2016

Weekly Squeak



Janko writes:

Dear all,

Squeak 5 together with a shiny new website http://squeak.org was released
this summer so it was a time to prepare Aida for this release as well. On
http://www.aidaweb.si/download you can find a link to All-in-One package to
run Aida 6.6 on latest Squeak 5 for Linux, Mac and Win.

Thanks to Tobias Pape for help and Robert Hirschfeld for inspiration!

Best regards

by Ron Teitelbaum at February 05, 2016 04:07 PM

February 02, 2016

Dries Buytaert

Dries meets the King and Queen of Belgium

A few weeks ago at Davos, I had the honor of meeting the King and Queen of Belgium. VTM, the main commercial television station in Belgium, captured the moment for the evening news. Proof in the video below!

by Dries at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM

February 01, 2016

Louis Suárez-Pots


Venky alerted me to this site. We were discussing options for students in India that worked and he pointed me to this project, which is popular and obviously well designed. I’m still investigating it but would be interested in learning what others have discovered.


A spoken tutorial is a an audio-video tutorial that explains an activity performed on the computer. An expert explains the working of a software, by demonstrating it on the screen, along with a running commentary.

Source: Home | spoken-tutorial.org

Filed under: critique

by oulipax at February 01, 2016 07:18 PM


To my surprise, I had missed this fine series by Dave Neary, among others. I suppose I’d add more of an historical context to the evolving role of an open source community manager—and a somewhat pessimistic desire that the name be changed to distinguish what we do and what, say, a social media community manager does. Huge differences and lots of confusion. And that’s not even taking into account the “community manager” who is in charge of organising events for seniors living in gated communities. Sigh.


In August 2015, George Zhao of Huawei, formerly the OpenDaylight release manager, was assigned to be OpenDaylight community manager full time, a role that I had been filling on a part-time basis since October 2014. To help him ramp up as a first-time community manager, I agreed to mentor George. In the course of working together, I have had the opportunity to structure some of the things I have learned in my career, and pass them on to him.This series of articles, resulting from my conversations with George, is a collection of personal thoughts and analysis on community management, which I hope will be useful to others.(Check out Part 1 in this series.)

Source: Tales of a First-Time Community Manager — Red Hat Open Source Community

Filed under: critique

by oulipax at February 01, 2016 07:16 PM

Mitchell Baker

Dr. Karim Lakhani Appointed to Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors

As we just posted on the Mozilla Blog, today we are very pleased to announce an addition to the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors, Dr. Karim Lakhani, a scholar in innovation theory and practice. Dr. Lakhani is the first of the new appointments we expect to make this year. We are working to expand our […]

by Mitchell Baker at February 01, 2016 07:09 PM