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Nominations for Nordic Free Software Award 2010

Until October 22 you can nominate a person, a project or an organisation for the Nordic Free Software Award.

The Nordic Free Software Award is given to people, projects or organisations in the Nordic countries that have made a prominent contribution to the advancement of Free Software. The award will be announced during FSCONS 2010 in Gothenburg.

To nominate your favorite, email award at fscons.org with the following information:

  • Name of nominee
  • Description/Bio of the nominee
  • Motivation for the award
  • Description of accomplishments

Yours truly was awarded last year together with Simon Josefsson. 2008, the award was given to Mats Östling and 2007 to SkoleLinux.

Now go send in your award nomination.

Disclaimer: I’m a member of the jury this year!

I’ll talk at FSCONS 2010

Recently I was informed that I got two talks accepted to the FSCONS 2010 conference, to be held in the beginning of November 2010.

My talks will be about the Future and current state of internet transport protocols (TCP, HTTP, SPDY, WebSockets, SCTP and more) and on High performance multi-protocol applications with libcurl, which will educate the audience on how to use libcurl when doing high performance clients with potentially a very large number of simultaneous transfers. A somewhat clueful reader will of course spot that these two talks have a lot in common, and yeah they do reveal a lot of what I do and what I like and what I poke on these days. I hope I’ll be able to put the light on some things not everyone is already perfectly aware of.

The talks will be held in English, and if the past FSCONS conferences tell anything, my talks will be video filmed and become available online afterward for the world to see if you have a funeral or something to attend to that prevents you from actually attending in person.

If you have thoughts, questions or anything on these topics that you would like to get answered in my talk, feel free to bring them up and I’ll see what I can do.

(If those fine guys and gals at FSCONS ever settled for a logo, or had one I could link to, I would’ve shown one of them right here.)

Rockbox talk at Fosdem

I’m scheduled to do a talk about Rockbox at FOSDEM 2010 in the embedded devroom. I’ve got it confirmed, even though the schedule for that room is still not up on the fosdem site.

I must admit the planning for the schedule and the talks of Fosdem confuses me greatly so I’m not entirely sure how everything will work at there – this is going to become my first visit to Fosdem.

My talk will be based on and be similar to the talk I did on this topic at FSCONS 2009.

Update: fosdem info about the talk.

Rockbox

FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

2010 conferences

What are the good conferences 2010 that I really shouldn’t miss? I’m talking open source, tech and internet protocols. Where are you going? I’m currently planning like this:

Fosdem 6-7 Feb in Brussels Belgium: I’m going and I’m doing a Rockbox talk.

foss-sthlm 24 Feb in Stockholm Sweden: I’m arranging and I’m doing a curl talk. This isn’t really a “conference” but I wanted to mention it anyway!

IETF 77 in Anaheim USA, March 21-26: While it would’ve been a blast to go there, it really doesn’t sync very well with my work schedule and other lifely matters so I’ll pass this one! Sorry all friends whom I otherwise would’ve met there!

OWASP AppSec Research in Stockholm Sweden, June 21-24: since it is in Stockholm and these guys tend to have interesting stuff I just may go. It depends a little on how the program will end up and if I manage to cough up a talk for it.

IETF 78 in Maastricht Netherlands July 25-30: I want to go there and I think the timing is much better for this IETF meeting than the previous few ones. With a little luck we’ll get both the HTTPBIS and the HTTPSTATE groups to have meetings here, and who knows what other fun there will be?!

Slackathon 2010 in August in Stockholm Sweden? It’s not decided yet but I hope they will go for it and I will try to attend. Slackathon reminders.

FSCONS in Gothenburg Sweden Oct/Nov: Since this is our current major open source conference in Sweden I really want to go and I hope to be able to do a talk too. I don’t think the date is set yet, which is a bit unfortunate since November this year is a bit special to me so there will be some other events going on at that time that risk conflicting with FSCONS.

Nordic Free Software Award nominee 2009

I’m proud and happy to mention that I’ve been nominated for the “Nordic Free Software Award” 2009. I’ve been nominated before, in 2007 and 2008, but it still feels very good.

Dear Daniel Stenberg

The Nordic Free Software Award jury is delighted to inform you that you have been nominated for the 2009 Nordic Free Software Award. The Nordic Free Software Award is given out every years at FSCONS to honor an individual or team who have made a significant contribution to Free Software.

Congratulations and warm wishes on behalf of the Nordic Free Software Award jury

The list of nominees is now published and contains a fair bunch of giants in our field against which I am just an ant in comparison. The list of nominees:

  • Qt development team
  • Simon Josefsson
  • Daniel Stenberg
  • Henrik Nordström
  • Björn Stenberg
  • Andreas Nilsson
  • Varnish
  • Ask Bjørn Hansen
  • Knut Yrvin
  • Jari “Rakshasa” Sundell

My Nordic Free Software Awards 2009 nominees

Hey, it’s really about time to nominate your favourite Free Software persons and projects from the nordic region for the 2009 awards before the time runs out.

This year, I decided to nominate the following “nordic” heroes:

Simon Josefsson

For his excellent work in GnuTLS, libssh2 and a bunch of other projects.

Henrik Nordström

For his work in the Squid project, and his efforts within IETF and its HTTP related struggles and more.

Björn Stenberg

As the primary founder of the Rockbox project. He started somehting special back in 2001 that now is a huge, thriving and succesful Free Software project.

As you might spot, I favor “doers”. I don’t believe in the concept of “nordic projects” when it comes to free or open software – the entire concept of open and free should mean that projects cross borders and regions.

In fact, it feels so out of the ordinary to think about open source people in a geographical context I find it hard to come up with a lot of names. It would be cool if ohloh had some ways to list people and projects based on where people live.

Then again, if a person from a nordic country moves somewhere else, is he or she still a nordic person? Does it depend on where the person lived during the actual act? Is Linus Torvalds a nordic person since he was born, lived many years and started his big project in Finland?

(yeah I already blogged about this subject but hey, it can’t hurt can it?)

Top Free Software persoject 2009?!

As two years before this, FSCONS is again looking for nominees for The Nordic Free Software Award 2009.

If you know any fine persons or projects you think are fitting and are from “the Nordic countries“, head over to that web page and submit!

And btw, this year’s FSCONS is set for November 13-15 although their site is still pitch black. I hope to be able to go there this year. Perhaps even do a talk about something!

Update: the word ‘persoject’ is not a mistake, even though it looks weird and wasn’t explained in this post. It was just a word I made up last year when I blogged about this award, and I re-used it now without thinking much about it… I won’t do it again. I promise! 😉

The NFSA 2008 went to…

The Nordic Free Software Award 2008 went to Mats Östling for programverket.org which is “a project operating with open software and open software development in the public sector. The purpose is to achieve more collaboration and more efficient IT application within the public sector“. Congratulations Mats!

The FSCONS official site (the award was handed out during that event) keeps up with its tradition with being totally behind the schedule and isn’t even mentioning the winner yet…

I’m not sure only two awards is enough to draw any conclusions, but with Skolelinux last year and a public sector open source project this year it certainly gives a feeling what the jury has prioritized so far.