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EclipseOpenWeek?

It’s amazing to see how far Ubuntu has come… I mean, I remember about 3 years ago when I was helping man a Gentoo booth at the LinuxWorld conference and there was this new Linux distro located across from the Gentoo booth called Ubuntu. I didn’t really remember them having a laptop, but they had a cool logo and all they did was scream “Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu” in a weird tribal voice when people walked by. I thought, ya these guys are going to go really far…

Anyway, those Ubuntu guys are pretty smart and understand how to build online open-source communities with their upcoming Ubuntu Open Week. Online workshops are a cool idea, especially when they are done in IRC. Looking at Ubuntu’s support network on IRC is amazing… ~1200 users at anytime helping each other out. It’s amazing feeling of jumping on IRC and asking a question and getting an instant response…

Ian, what do you think?

  • Ian Skerrett

    Cool idea. I have been impressed by #eclipse IRC channel. Could we ask some of the ESE presenters to do an IRC session?

  • Ian Skerrett

    Cool idea. I have been impressed by #eclipse IRC channel. Could we ask some of the ESE presenters to do an IRC session?

  • lemmy

    Would be great if this would boost committer presence on IRC as a side effect. 🙂
    But I guess there is still this technical problem of far to restrictive company firewalls blocking IRC. What about providing an IRC proxy for committers?

  • lemmy

    Would be great if this would boost committer presence on IRC as a side effect. :)But I guess there is still this technical problem of far to restrictive company firewalls blocking IRC. What about providing an IRC proxy for committers?

  • sud

    Is there a good irc plugin for eclipse…that way I can stay in my ide and still be on irc?

  • sud

    Is there a good irc plugin for eclipse…that way I can stay in my ide and still be on irc?

  • Rem

    sud: The ECF project has an IRC plug-in that you might want to try out.

  • Rem

    sud: The ECF project has an IRC plug-in that you might want to try out.