Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Oct 2009, 17:51 p.m.

Collabora Open Source Development Overview, 4-20 October 2009

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Collabora, my company, does open source development. We don't just build on top of open source frameworks; every day, Collabora developers are hacking in the open on multiple projects.

I decided to blog about some of what we've done in the last couple of weeks.

First, our flagship project, Telepathy:

Collaborans also worked on Tubes, Teamgeist (part of Zeitgeist), Maemo packages, GStreamer, Farstream, and other projects. Just a few items, because it would be exhausting to cover everything:

Collabora also encourages its staffers to go to conferences to talk about open source. Last weekend, participants in the GNOME Boston Summit and the Amsterdam Maemo Summit led several discussions (Marco Barisione's Telepathy on Maemo slides are especially valuable).

And more FLOSS conferences are coming up soon: Gustavo will be at a WebKitGTK+ hackfest in Spain in December, and Helio will be at Latinoware 2009 later this week in Brazil.

Sorry to those I left out or didn't link. This list is obsolete even as I hit Post...


Kevin Mark
22 Oct 2009, 0:14 a.m.

I'm surprised that you have so far not mentioned the connection to work done for OLPC/Sugar Labs. It uses tubes, telepathy, and lots more. And is used by 1,000,000+ kids the world over. Morgan Collette was involved in the Chat activity, too.

Sumana Harihareswara
22 Oct 2009, 9:04 a.m.

Kevin, do you mean that I haven't mentioned it in this particular blog entry? Yes, because as far as I know, we didn't do any work on that within the last two weeks. I linked to our OLPC work in in my Telepathy overview entry earlier this month. Sounds like you missed it.

Kevin Mark
24 Oct 2009, 14:26 p.m.

ah. looking back, I did not hover over all the links as there were many but I now see that one did highlight Collabora's OLPC contributions directly. I was just surprised that there was no direct reference in the posts to Collabora's involvement with a project that folks worldwide are aware of.