17 May 2005 kov   » (Journeyer)

So we've watched these last days the announcement of the proposal of the creation of a new organization in Brasil. It's name is 'OMSL' - Organização Mundial do Software Livre (or World Free Software Organization), a quite pretensious name. The goal they state publicly is to:

offer a concrete response in orchestration among countries, public and private companies, universities and research institutes with the goal of organizing the participation of every potential party in the new software market (my own translation of text found at http://www.omslnet.org/html/o_que_e_omsl.html -- yes, the World Organization does not have an internationalized page yet).

Their executive summary (portuguese only) states lots of what they want to do and this includes certification programs, inclusion of traditional methodologies in the FS development process and some ways of choosing and standardizing the 'best of breed' solutions in the FS world.

I belive that, as a world organization-wannabe, OMSL people will want to receive input from people from all the world on how they're starting, so maybe you'll want to send your comments to osml@omslnet.org.

On other news, yesterday I uploaded the version I consider to be final of all the gksu-related packages. The upload intent was mainly to update translations, and I indeed ended up uploading three new translations and some translation updates for all of the packages.

Now I'll think about doing the same for APT-HOWTO.

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