I'm off to Germany on Wednesday (the 19th), assuming I get my passport renewed in time. My employer's partner company is in Aachen Germany, which is apparently right next to Belgium, near a river (paging M. Maginot, M. Maginot you have a call on the white courtesy phone). I've unfortunately been reading a lot of WWII-era books lately, which tend to be unanimous in their conclusion that Germans are the Worst People On Earth. But who am I to judge? I'm popular over there. Anyway, my girlfriend's parents are both German, so at least I'm familiar with the general culture. Of course they both hate Germans too. Oh well. Free trip to Europe!
On the free software front, Intes and I will be releasing a web based job and project management application under the GPL very soon after I get back. The final touches are being put on the first OSS release, and I'll be writing documentation and hopefully hammering out a passable tarball on the airplane. Expect an announcement here and on freshmeat early week-after-next.
I personally am really excited about this. I've put a lot of work into it, and I think it fills a particular niche nicely. Plus it's my first real free software, so I'm pleased as punch to be able to finally give something back. As I said, it'll be GPL, and Intes will provide service and support if you pay us. I'll probably answer one-off questions over email, too. But if you pay us, we'll go as far as coming to your office and plunking down a box that runs it, if necessary.
Scoop has been back-burnered for the past few days, since I have to have the jobtracker done by friday. Expect work on that to resume this week (maybe) or next (definitely). Anyone check out the code yet? I think I have logs on the cvs pserver, but I'm not positive, and damn it all, I'm too tired to check. There's webCVS too, which I forgot to mention before, if you just want to look at it.
That's all for now, I believe. More on all fronts later.