Wednesday 18 April 2007 NYLUG: Havoc Pennington and Bryan Clark on Mugshot Social/Attention Aggregation Service
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Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [nylug-announce] NYLUG 4/18 Mtg. Havoc Pennington & Bryan Clark on
Mugshot Social/Attention Aggregation Service
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
76 9th Ave., b/w 15th and 16th St.
4th Floor, enter near 16th Street
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Bryan Clark & Havoc Pennington
- on -
The Mugshot social networking/attention aggregation service
** Please note important information about this meeting below **
******* This meeting is being held at Google, not at IBM *******
People are using hundreds of web based applications running inside
Firefox every day to get their work done. While there are plenty of
excellent desktop based applications, the time has passed for the Linux
Desktop to continue ignoring the presence and usefulness of web
applications. The GNOME Online Desktop is a mighty acronym for
integrating online services people are already using with desktop as
tightly as desktop applications are integrated now. Havoc and Bryan
will be talking about this new Online Desktop vision and how they're
using Mugshot to get there.
Mugshot is an open project to create live social experiences around
* Your Mugshot page pulls together activity from all your online
accounts at one place on the web
* Lets you share web links with individuals or groups in real time,
and get live feedback when people visit those links
* Lets you show off the music you listen to using services like iTunes,
Rhapsody, Yahoo! Music, and others on your web site, blog
or MySpace page
* Keeps track of what your friends are doing online, on the web or live
on your desktop
* Allows you to create public or private groups around shared interests
* Adds new live social experiences to existing applications and
provides a platform for building new ones
* Contributes to a leveling of the playing field between commercial and
non-commercial content and service providers
* Is designed for mainstream users, not just techies or IT departments
* 100% open source, including the server and clients
Mugshot works with mainstream applications like iTunes, Rhapsody,
Yahoo! Music Engine, Firefox and Internet Explorer and currently
supports Windows XP and Linux platforms, with limited support for
Apple's OS X.
To learn more about Mugshot, visit http://mugshot.org/features
About Havoc Pennington
Previously the lead desktop architect at Red Hat. Havoc Pennington was
one of the earliest GNOME developers starting in 1998, and was the
chair of the GNOME Foundation board for the first two years of its
existence. Havoc also founded the freedesktop.org project in 2000.
Now a lead developer for the Mugshot project and Open Source's Oracle
of the Linux Desktop, Havoc still gives regular time to feather
intelligent prose that reins in GNOME hackers with a mix of software
design and historical perspective that is hard to capture.
About Bryan Clark
Much to Havoc's chagrin, Bryan Clark used to make monkey noises for
the Red Hat Desktop team as one of its Interaction Designers. Designing
core elements of the desktop with projects like Evince, NetworkManager,
and Sabayon Bryan then collaborated on designs with the OLPC project
shortly before he began designing for the Mugshot team.
A cowboy for change, Bryan is excited about returning to his desktop
roots with the Online Desktop.
Please note that this meeting will be held at Google, 76 9th Ave,
4th floor, between 15th and 16th Streets, and not at IBM. This is
the old Port Authority Building, and takes up the entire block.
You want the entrance nearest 16th Ave.
Google is also graciously providing refreshments during the
meeting. For those of us here in the east who aren't used to a
"Google spread", you're in for quite a treat. "New Google
Cafeteria Crushes Competitors" Cafeterias" (New York Magazine)
Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
of various new titles. One of these could be yours, all you have
to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of
Swag (Give Away)
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
After the meeting ... Many of us have been meeting over at the
Hog Pit starting around 8:15-8:30.
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