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Libre Software, IP Telephony, Colombia and other thoughts...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

MiniDebconf at Panama (day Three)

Today is the last day of this conference, which has been a great experience of interaction between Central America and Caribbean communities. Yesterday we had packaging, BTS, kernel, pbuilder and quilt related talks. We also expanded the web of trust with a key signing party with almost 30 participants. Even a BoF about people interested in VoIP was held before going downtown to share some beers :)

This morning we had talks about hands on maintaining and translation tasks, we had also a group photo, and a quick visit to the Panama Canal.

Although it has been hard for me to and others to identify common areas of interest towards future work in Debian, it seems to me that these could be centered around l10n and i18n issues, along with packaging and digital inclusion projects.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MiniDebconf at Panama (day Two)

Yesterday began the central america and caribbean MiniDebconf at Panama. Over 50 people from Mexico, Belice, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela, among others, are here to share experiences around Free Software and Debian contributions. All this is possible to several sponsors from Panama and SPI, and the hard work from many people, specially Anto Recio, Mauro Rosero, Carolina Flores, Gunnar Wolf and the local team.

More info(in spanish), including live streaming url can be found on:

update: Also, on a personal note, I'll take the chance of this event to start my transition to a stronger gpg key, so If you have signed my old one, please take a look at: