Taking one for the team

Part of doing business today is of course attending various conferences in order to network and discuss current plans. Not all conferences are equally fun of course, so I am very happy that Tim, being our point man in Bristol, will be taking care of attending PonyCon 2007 on our behalf. So for those of you attending and who see Tim walking around the conference halls, please feel free to tap him for a discussion. Also if you want Tim to fix a particular GStreamer bug for you he really wants the 2003 Rainbow Haired Unicorn Christmas Special Edition Pony :)

Go Bristol!

Update: Tim asked me to let people know that only Ponies of Mint/Near Mint grade is of interest. The person who tried to peddle a Fair grade Pony will never be spoken to again.

Finally I was able to make SVG’s and OpenOffice into friends

Some time ago I put up a page detailing my pains in getting an image from Inkscape to OpenOffice. Well due to once again having an SVG I needed to import into Openoffice I decided to try again. And this time the SVG import filter from Bernhard Haumacher worked for me. Still some irritation behavioral issues in OpenOffice as I outline in the update on the page, but the import did work.

Hopefully with the relicensing effort of the Sun JDK this import filter will get bundled by the linux distros in the future in order to improve open source interoperability.

Working for Collabora

So with the press release out I guess its not a secret anymore that Wim, Edward, Tim and myself are now working for Collabora. Those who read my blog entry about our future plans a while back might have expected us to set up shop on our own, well so did we. But when Rob and Philippe came and offered us to join Collabora we decided it was an opportunity too good to pass up on.

The four of us are really excited about this and together with the great team Rob and Philippe have already assembled at Collabora I think we have some great things in store ahead of us. We have already lined up some interesting customers between us and I think people will be surprised about some of the projects we are looking at currently which are taking our key technologies such as GStreamer and Telepathy into some truly fascinating territory.

So next step, world domination :)