3.10, released and celebrated!

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to GNOME 3.10 – almost a thousand contributors and 35,000 changes!

GNOME 3.10 Screenshot

I am a bit late in my own blogpost because I had to run out after the GNOME posts went out in order to make the Brooklyn release party. I like this picture of the event as it shows not one but two former pro bono lawyers to the GNOME Foundation, plus users!

BrooklynReleaseParty2

It was organized fairly late as I wasn’t sure about babysitter availability but we were saying that we should do this more regularly. Are you a GNOME user or contributor in the New York area and interested in meetups? Let me know!

Now I’m getting ready to leave tomorrow for the GNU 30th, where we’ll have another release celebration on saturday night. We’re also going to have a tutorial for newcomers as well as a hackfest, depending on who turns up and what they want to work on. If you know of someone who wants to contribute to free software but doesn’t know how to get started, this is the event for them. I can’t wait to see you there.

Coming to Montreal?

I was excited to add my name on the participants page for the GNOME Boston Montreal Summit set to happen October 12 to 14th. Are you planning on coming? Take a minute and add your name so that the organizing team can better plan.

The Summit is always informal and really fun and productive, so if you’re driving distance to Montreal and still uncertain, just come!

We’ve also added a page to request travel sponsorship. If you need to request sponsorship, please fill out the table asking for the relevant information by September 26.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Vote for my SXSW proposal

I have been realizing that I need to talk about the medical devices stuff more outside of the core free software space as it’s the kind of argument for freedom that anyone can understand. Tech savvy people, in particular, who haven’t thought about the issue are the perfect audience. So I’ve submitted the talk to SXSW Interactive. The voting process continues through Friday, so if you have a minute to create a profile, please go ahead and vote for it. I’d love for GNOME and sofwtare freedom to have a presence at such an important tech conference.