gee !! Almost one year without a single post here. :((
What happened along this time ?
Well, I've moved to a new position at Conectiva. I'm now working as a consultant of the business departament. It is a nice place to work, although there are a lot to do.
In this new position, beside other duties, I present some lectures about Linux. This is mostly to introduce people to Linux ( and Linux business ). Techies and their managers are being more and more curious about Linux, it's history, projects, evolution and (obvious) the gains it can bring to their business.
I'm up to present a lecture about Linux history and I went to Linux Doc projects development page to harvest some information about the project histories. Unfortunatelly most of them does not have a single page about their history. I think it would be very nice to have some historical info about those projects, alongwith some milestones reached. Pehaps this is due to the fact that my mother was a Social Scientist and History teacher.
I will try to send some emails suggesting them to create such page. The text should be something like :
To: <some project email>
Subject: XXXXXXXXXXXX project.
Sorry if this is not the correct email to get in touch with XXXXXXXXXXXX project.
I work at Conectiva, a major distributor of Linux in Brazil and Latin America, and eventually I have the opportunity to present a lecture about Linux.
One of the aspects I like to present is the amazing number of plataforms Linux was ported for. I'm up to present a lecture here in a brazillian event and I would like to present the linux port projects in a timeline. I could get some project history to support my presentation, but others projects don't have an (obvious) link to the project history and, pehaps, some milestones reached.
May I suggest you, or some project member, to provide this kind of information ? It doesn't need to be a very extensive text (can be if desired :)), but the startup date, some milestone date and, if easy or feasible, the number of project members at some time (e.g.: project aniversary). I guess it would be nice to have this info for Linux advocates like myself.
I hope this could help to get some history documentation.