I was talking to Peter Serwylo about an app he's recently published in the F-Droid free software app store. I asked whether he'd be interested in coming to tell Free Software Melbourne about it. "I'll go one better", he said. "I'm actually one of the core developers of F-Droid. Would you like me to talk about that?"
There's always a lot of interest in getting a job working on free software. William Grant will be telling us about how he got started contributing to free software and ended up working with Canonical.
As usual at our regular Free Software Melbourne meetings, we had a bunch of GNews items to discuss. Here are the notes from this month's GNews.
This Thursday we'll be talking about the widespread use of iPads in primary schools and how kids are introduced to technology. This topic really took off on the mailing list recently, so it's clearly important to many of you.
Deb Nicholson is visiting Melbourne during her trip to linux.conf.au. She'll be joining us for a casual dinner next Thursday 22 January at 6pm.
Deb is well known for her efforts with the Free Software Foundation, Open Invention Network and MediaGoblin. She's also a colleague of Andrea Casillas, whom we met last year.
The Standard Hotel, 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy (between Bell St & Moor St) - map
Nearest tram lines are Tram 96 to East Brunswick (stop 14 on Nicholson St) or Tram 112 West Preston (stop 15 on Brunswick St).
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 January.