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Talk at RMLL

vignette_rmll_125x125I have participated in Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre in Montpellier and presented a short talk entitled “Crowdfunding and Free / Open Source Software”. Full description can be found here, and the the slides here.

Audience didn’t have previous experience with crowdfunding campaigns in their own projects. The questions were centered around legal and fiscal aspects of the process – I will try to find or create an informational resource explaining them.

Update: You can see the full video of my short talk here.

FOSDEM 2014 Sojourner App for Nokia N900

I have updated the Sojourner schedule app for Nokia N900 for FOSDEM 2014. It has been done in a dirty way – instead of recompiling the debian package I have added a new fosdem2014 conference file and updated the config file to use it.

One issue was that Sojourner does not support HTTPS protocol for downloading the schedule, and Fosdem 2014 schedule is only available through HTTPS. To solve this problem I have created HTTP proxy at the following URL: http://fosdem.loomchild.net/2014/schedule/xml and configured the package to use my proxy. Apache configuration looks like this:

There is another minor improvement – stripping of HTML tags from event abstracts and descriptions, because Sojourner does not support it. To do that I used mod_substitute Apache module. Here’s the configuration:


  • Old Sojourner version should be un-installed.
  • Dependencies (same as original Sojourner): python2.5, python-gobject (>= 2.16), python-hildon, python-notify, python-osso, python-dbus

Package download URL:

Update: I am now the official sojourner maintainer. To download the latest package please visit https://github.com/loomchild/sojourner.