FLOSS Weekly 76

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Episode 76

FLOSS Weekly 76: Inkscape

Inkscape, the cross-platform vector graphics editor using the W3C standard SVG file format.


Jon A. Cruz and Ted Gould for Inkscape

Jon A. Cruz is a professional developer with over 20 years of experience, working extensively in multimedia, including programming and 3D art creation, and has developed for a wide variety of platforms. Work includes R&D for mobile and other devices, servers for large mail and messaging systems, enterprise security applications, and user interface design and development. Currently involvement in Open Source is as a core developer, board member and "Chief Agitator" with Inkscape, working on more comprehensive integration of LittleCMS and color management features, tablet enhancements and general UI features.

He represents Inkscape with the OpenICC and Create projects, focusing on shared resources and collaboration with other software. He has participated as a mentor in Google's Summer of Code since its first year with Inkscape and recently also for OpenICC. He was a keynote speaker at SVG Open 2008, and presented talks at Linux.conf.au 2009, the first Libre Graphics Meeting in Lyon, and various Java users' groups. His family does not permit him to attempt interpretive dance in public.

"Ted Gould is one of the founding developers of the Inkscape project. He is working to make Inkscape more extensible using plugins and scripts. He is also a member of the GNOME Foundation, Ubuntu Community and Ayatana Project. He prefers vi. Other interests include photography and hiking with his wife and son."


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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: July 1, 2009
  • Release Date: July 4, 2009
  • Duration: 53:57
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Erik and Dane
  • Notes: About a dozen times the guests cut out on Skype. Perhaps they were using skype on Linux, which we've found to be problematic. Also did adaptive noise reduction to one guest's track. Deleted gaps to smooth out as best we can. Show was recorded out of sequence - put in proper order.