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Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.
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SXSW Expo Day 1 from the show floor

Flyers About Free & Open Source Software for SXSW Creatives!

Emily and I are here in Austin, ready for our first day at SXSW. We have been very, very busy preparing materials for our free & open source software outreach to all of the awesome creative folks we can’t wait to meet here. Emily has put together some beautiful use case-centered tri-fold brochures she’s going … Continue reading

Please stop the hate

It is a veritable Fat Tuesday for GNOME 3 hate today, it seems. I love you all dearly, but I also love GNOME. I feel that it’s juvenile to beat down on other free software projects’ hard work. It really breaks my heart to see this going on. Don’t you think that there are more … Continue reading

Christmas in March!

Been receiving some bling for SXSW; free software promotional materials produced using free software! :)

Preparing for Fedora’s SXSW Debut

Fedora is going to have a booth at the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) music, film, and interactive conference expo in Austin, TX in just a little over a couple of weeks now. Why are we going? Well, our plan is on the Fedora wiki, but my main goal in attending is to promote free software to all … Continue reading

Using Inkscape to Create Patch Artwork

My friend Shannon is involved in a Cub Scout pack and had asked me a while back if I had any interest in designing cub scout patches for their upcoming pinewood derby event (he is the event master) using Inkscape. I am always up for seeing what cool things can be made with Inkscape; Shannon … Continue reading

On Ownership

FUDcon Tempe Day 2

Clint’s Fedora through-and-through, from head to toe! Spot pitches his ideas for a Fedora RPG. J5 explains his vision for Fedora Community A large crew of us had lunch at a nearby Greek place. The lightning talks were given in front of a standing-room only packed room. Smooge pulls out his wallet. Back at the … Continue reading

FUDcon Tempe Day 1

Max and the Iowa State mascot. (Paying penance!) So many people…. this picture doesn’t even cover it. So many people at this FUDcon! PULP! Barcamp talk proposals during the kickoff session. Diana’s anthropology report on Fedora. Sebastian and Mel during the Education session. Chris’ talk on cloud management. Dennis and Greg smile for the camera! … Continue reading

Fedora FUDcon Tempe: Meet the Anaconda Team

Here’s my notes from the ‘Meet the Anaconda Team’ session at FUDcon Tempe today. Note that these are notes and not really polished (I apologize, I figured it’s better to post this sooner than wait for perfection lol.) David Cantrell and Chris Lumens started the session by going around the room and introducing everyone on … Continue reading

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