MAR
5
2014

New Blue Systems Office Edinburgh

The Blue Systems office in Edinburgh has moved across The Meadows to the Grassmarket to a larger office which is also surrounded on two sides by curious artist collectives and the occasional hipster café. Hosted in Edinburgh's new technology incubator Codebase we are in another building which is nicer on the inside looking out, this time with a view of our local volcano Arthur's Seat.

FEB
14
2014

No Licence Needed for Kubuntu Derivative Distributions

Early last year the Linux Mint developer told me he had been contacted by Canonical's community manager to tell him he needed to licence his use of the packages he used from Ubuntu. Now Ubuntu is free software and as an archive admin, I spend a lot of time reviewing everything that goes into Ubuntu to ensure it has freedom in its copyright. So I advised him to ignore the issue as being FUD.

FEB
10
2014

Talk and Interview at FOSDEM

Hacker Public Radio FOSDEM edition is up now for those wanting a podcast packaged full of geek interviews. My interview is 27 minutes in and talks of KDE, Kubuntu and how Baloo will make the KDE world slicker. MP3 file.

JAN
13
2014

Tier 1 is a Slam Dunk

KDE Frameworks 5 tech preview shipped last week and we've been packaging furiously. This is all new packaging from scratch, none of our automated scripts we have for KDE SC. Tier 1 is in our experimental PPA for Trusty. Special thanks to Scarlett our newest Kubuntu Ninja who is doing a stormer.

JAN
7
2014

FOSDEM 2014

I'm going to FOSDEM for 2014, are you? FOSDEM is a massive free software meeting with more projects than you knew existed. We need help on the KDE stall. We also need visitors in the devroom. Finally we need KDE people to come and eat pizza on Saturday evening. Add yourself to the wiki page if you want to help KDE at FOSDEM.

DEC
27
2013

Photo Retrospective: Ubuntu

I'm done triaging old photos, here's some of my favourite Ubuntu themed ones from 2005 to 2009.

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The first Ubuntu conference I went to in Sydney featuring Andreas, one of the Kubuntu originators

DEC
25
2013

Photo triage: KDE retrospective

I've also been triaging old photos to make some room on my server, so here's a Christmas present of a retrospective of old KDE photos.

NOV
23
2013

Kubuntu Geek Out

Two of my favourite things in one evening.

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Save the Day viewing! Who's your favourite Doctor?

NOV
23
2013

Kubuntu Photo at Munich BSP

We're having a great meeting here in Munich, last night we collected a range of topics to chat about and today we've been moving post-it notes about as we discuss topics and fix problems. I'm enjoying it a lot.

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A 3D trello board.

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