[Spellyans] Introducing myself

steve at chygwyn.com steve at chygwyn.com
Fri Mar 20 19:14:21 GMT 2009


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 08:49:43AM +0000, Christian Semmens wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Welcome to the list. I'm very pleased to hear from you! I am a great
> supporter of Free/Open Source software myself (I run the server support team
> for a large UK university) and use much of it myself. Our set-up is largely
> SuSE clusters because of the Novell link, but I have used many distributions
> including Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo, etc.... This is great opportunity
> and I look forward to being able to help out with this endeavour! It is
> something I have wanted to do for a long time!
> Regards,
> Christian
I've got as far as setting up a wiki page, I'm still waiting for some
other items (mailing list, proper link from the web site, etc) but
anyway, the URL is:


There are a lot of loose ends to tidy up, but its a start at least. I've
also had some favourable feedback from a number of people now which is

As for choice of distribution, its probably not that important - my
aim was just to find a place to coordinate the project from and I
expect that at least initially all efforts would be focused upon
the more important of the major desktop applications. I've put an initial
hit-list on the above web page.

I've also had a message from someone who has a similar project focused
around Ubuntu who is using kw for the SWF, so if there is a precedent
for that, then I'm happy to follow it. So even if its not quite correct,
it at least would allow the project to make progress in the mean time,


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