Development project to visualize the vitality of the developers community

Olivier Berger oberger at
Wed May 16 22:30:49 UTC 2001

Henrion Benjamin a écrit :
> Olivier Berger <oberger at> [010515]:
> > Hi folks.
> >
> > I'd like to submit one idea that we got recently of a system that could
> > be used to visualize the vitality of the developers community in our
> > areas, and could also serve as a tool to better know how to contact
> > those of us who travel a lot for free software...
> >

Btw, I added this project as a long term task on savannah

> > Here is the little memo I wrote :
> >
> > (ideas for a name : World Almost Real-time Developpers Positioning
> > System)
> >
> > This project aims at developing a system which would allow easy
> > geographical representation of Free Software Developpers on the
> > terrestrial globe maps. This would be a great way to represent the
> > vitality of the Free Software community, as well as a contact tool
> > which could help in joining people traveling alot.
> >
> A good example of such maps is on the debian website that uses Xplanet
> (

The page is, for those

Great ! Exactly the kind of stuff I'd like to see... with some dynamics
and customization of the views...

> It could be possible but the onliest problem is data! I belive all of
> the tools exists (see

Also what I think... not a big deal for the great hackers around here ;)

As for the data (you mean the localisation information of each volunteer
member of the system ?)... we'll find a way to input (for instance by

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