Friday, November 27, 2009

Opportunity for intership at KDE e.V.

KDE e.V., the non-profit organization which represents, supports, and provides governance to KDE has grown significantly over the last couple of years. In 2008 we hired Claudia Rauch as part-time business manager taking care of event management, partner communication, and organizational support. Since beginning of 2009 she works full-time for us, and in August this year we opened a joint office with the Free Software Foundation Europe in Berlin, Germany's enthralling capital.

To continue this growth and being able to increase KDE e.V.'s support for the KDE community and free software, we are looking for an intern in the area of event management, business, and communication for the Berlin office. Read the full job description for details.

This internship is an exciting opportunity for passionate candidates to gain some experience with working in a high-performing non-profit organization on the topic of free software in general and KDE in particular. If you are interested in the position, please send your application to the board of KDE e.V.. If you know other people who might be interested, please point the to the job description as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 and SUSE Studio

Last week we celebrated the release of openSUSE 11.2, the latest incarnation our fine green Linux distribution. It's a great release. People seem to like it. One quote: "OpenSuse stands out as a fine example of what a Linux desktop operating system can be."

Here at the SUSE Studio team we got quite some requests when openSUSE 11.2 will be available in SUSE Studio. Rest assured: We are working on it. There is some infrasructure to adapt, importing repositories, updating templates, upgrading Kiwi, and we are also planning to add a feature to migrate openSUSE 11.1 appliances to openSUSE 11.2, so you don't have to start from scratch, when you want to make use of the latest openSUSE for your existing appliances. It will need a little bit of time, but we'll add the support over the next few weeks.

So stay tuned, you'll soon be able to make use of all the openSUSE 11.2 goodness in SUSE Studio as well. I'm looking forward to what you will come up with.