links for 2007-12-19

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What is Spock?

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The “X has requested your trust” mails started a couple of weeks ago, and so far I’ve collected about a dozen.

I’m not sure what Spock is, or how they’ve been roping people into signing up, but this is the latest in a series of sites where friends are inviting me (presumably in full knowledge) to join Yet Another Social Network where I get to invite all *my* friends to (connect with|friend|link up with|trust) me. Again.

So – wat is Spock? Anyone care to do the sales pitch? What does it bring over LinkedIn, Orkut, Facebook, Plaxo, last.fm, and all the other sites where I’ve been asked to link all my friends and invite them to join to prove that they “trust” me?

GNOME at SCALE 6x?

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Last year, Eitan Isaacson and Brad Taylor manned a GNOME stand during SCALE, and it was grand. We were just opposite KDE, and showed off the N800 doing a video call to Celeste Paul from KDE (almost converted her, I swear).

This year, SCALE is on from the 8th to the 10th of February, and Eitan’s not available to take the lead again, so I’m looking for a volunteer in the LA area who’s willing to be the point man for the stand – which means requesting and taking care of the GNOME event box, setting up the stand & taking it down, and making sure that there’s someone there all the time. Also helping recruit others :) You’ll need at least 2 people to man a stand, and the more the merrier.

Traditionally, we have not had many activists in California – so if you are a GNOME enthusiast in California, now would be a nice time to introduce yourself :) Send me a mail, or mail marketing-list@gnome.org, and we’ll sort you out. If you’re not available yourself, but know someone living in the region who might be able to help, please send me a mail introducing me.