I'm trying to get back up to speed with GNOME development, so I've been trying to install from CVS HEAD. It's still the pain that I remember it being a few months ago, but jhbuild is making life a little easier.
BOSS but more
This year BOSS is joining forces with the two universities here in Ottawa so that we can RULE THE WORLD! Well... so that we can promote Open Source a little more efficiently anyways. I was a part of a meeting today, something which I managed to miss out on last year, and am shocked by the level of detail and planning that is involved. I understood there was some, but never really understood what was involved when getting a group of people to together to undertake a venture like this. I now have even more respect for those who are apart of the various GNOME groups (ie. the release team, the Foundation team, and the like) or any other organizing/planning groups.
For more information on the Open Source Weekend, please see http://www.osw.ca