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[Fsfe-france] Idée de projet de visualisation de la vitalité de la commu
[Fsfe-france] Idée de projet de visualisation de la vitalité de la communauté des développeurs
Wed, 16 May 2001 09:59:54 +0200
Olivier Berger writes:
> Voici un mémo décrivant un projet à développer (sauf si ça existe déjà)
> qui permettrait de visualiser la vitalité de la communauté des
> développeurs du logiciel libre.
> Désolé, c'est en anglais (enfin, j'essaye de me faire comprendre) :
> (idée de nom de projet : World Almost Real-time Developpers Positioning
> This project aims at developing a system which would allow easy
> geographical representation of Free Software Developpers on the
> terrestrial globe maps. This would be a great way to represent the
> vitality of the Free Software community, as well as a contact tool
> which could help in joining people traveling alot.
> This project was discussed by members of the french chapter of the FSF
> Europe and myself, on the way back from Essen, where the general
> assembly of the FSF Europe was held. It started as a joke, when we
> thought how cool it would be to have real-time localization of the
> Free Software developers if they had some GPS with them.
> Even if we don't think that exact and real-time positioning is needed,
> it would still be cool to get some graphical representation (on a
> volontary based registration of the developpers when they arrive to a
> new location), and see those great migrations when community groups
> gather (GNU/Linux trade shows, GUADEC, Usenix, etc.).
> The system would ideally consist in a web site with a database of each
> developer's last known location (and status / ways he can be joined,
> etc.), and a graphical representation system. This system could be
> implemented by providing ways for developers to enter latitude and
> longitude coordinates in a form (which they could get from public web
> sites converting city to coordinates... any available ?). It would
> then give the user access to maps of earth/continent/countries,
> etc. which would represent the people in those areas, and maybe the
> moves since last positions. This would draw trajectories and/or spots
> of variable width that could be rather cool (imagine that you see all
> these people arriving to the LSM for Debian Conference, then migrating
> to the LinuxTag, etc.).
> Allright, I think my description is long enough.
Nice and amusing. Add task in Long Term category ?
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