Re: Towards more collaboration between the academic world and the GNOME community

Vincent Untz wrote:
Le lundi 20 août 2007, à 13:33 -0400, David Bolter a écrit :
Vincent Untz wrote:
Le lundi 13 août 2007, à 05:55 +0300, Quim Gil a écrit :
Remember this thread? Anybody kept working on a GNOME group focused on
What about moving the topic to ie marketing list with the objective of
creating a formal committe?
Fernando and I had a discussion about this at GUADEC. I'm also in
contact with two or three other people who are interested in this.

I think we'd need to create a mailing list and start organizing the work
there, especially what will be the next actions. There are already a few
ideas about how to make more use of GNOME for teaching. Of course, more
focus on the research side would be great too!

Fernando, do you want to take care of the mailing list creation? :-)

This is very timely. I've been asked to head up a pilot project here at the University of Toronto with a goal of engaging students in open source development. Please let me know if I can be of help (committee or otherwise). Do we have someone to lead this effort?

Oh, interesting! I'd love to hear more about this project! And if we can
help in any way with this, tell us!

We didn't find a "leader" yet, but there's a small group of interested
people, so it seems we're more geared towards a committee thing. So
you're really welcome to join us to share your ideas (and do more if you
want). I think Fernando will ask for the mailing list today, so we'll
hopefully have it soon.


Described roughly. the 2.5 pilot project with Bell is to produce personalized location aware information to students with mobile devices on a university campus. My role in leading the project is still being ironed out as I am pushing for pure open solutions. There isn't much money unfortunately, as it is a pilot project that could lead to more serious stuff. I've been blessed with too much to do lately so the offer of help is very well received! :)

It will consist of browser based interactivity via RESTful web methods; but I am open to other ideas.

I've been meaning to find out more about the online desktop effort to see if that is aligned... and GeoClue...

The deliverables/goals are: student engagement, personalization, and something called a knowledge broker.

all for now,


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