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Name: Carlos Baquero
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Homepage: http://gsd.di.uminho.pt/cbm


As a complement to the information on my homepage, I refer here my atempts of contribution to the open software effort:

I have been using open source tools since the early 90s, although not doing any mainstream development. In fact most software I have done was research oriented and never reached alpha stage, the one that got decent enough was made freely available tough.

In 98 I co-authored a paper that described a model for the introduction of Linux in our Computer Science Department infrastructure without disrupting legacy systems. It was presented in the a national conference of the engineering association, and stimulated similar inciatives on other institutions. Later I co-authored another portuguese paper "Open Software: The Future of Software Engineering?" that promoted the use of open software to software engineers.

In 99 I was one of the founding editors of GilDot, a slashdot like forum for the promotion of O. Software in Portugal, www.gildot.org and I keep an active role in it as co-"master"-editor. My usual nick is Xmal

Currently I am trying to contribute to the Working Group on Libre Software, that is building a set of recomendations to the European Comission with the aim of raising awareness to the Open Software phenomenon.

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We at gildot are still dedicating time to the Portuguese localization of the slash 0.9 code.

A nice thing I bumped into was the translation of troll and lame, my sugestions (for those who can understand it) were chato and trengo. They are not linear, but its a lot more fun to try some inovation.

Before deciding to localize slash code we pondered the option of building some forum code from scratch. Some potentially interesting idea was the possibility of having a trusted subset of users helping with the classification of submissions (as this been done ?), while leaving the final decision to the formal editors. Another thing was designing the database so that a later stage could try to provide replication of the site.

A possible replication policy was something with write propagation of comments that keeps the partial order of observed comment context. I love replication and partial orders, so this must be my biasing working :)


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