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The post from Jono surprisingly echoes the thoughts crossing my mind when I was sitting through Alolita’s talk at GNUnify2008. Two things are annoying –  too deep and mechanical analysis of successful communities in order to learn the process or methods that make these communities successful and  not putting enough emphasis on the “social bonds” that glue the community together. For all the bling and fancy stuff, a community grows organically because of friendly out-going people who swap ideas, share stories. Friendship won’t really replace good community practice, but just methods and tools won’t create a community – either of creation or of consumption.
Pravin Satpute has a post on how to test Open Type Fonts. He’s been working on fonts and collation for a while and this would be a blog worth tracking. One of the cribs I have with the post is related to the point 2 where it is expected of the end-user to create the test file. I guess this is something that can also be supplied as a Test Case Document.
This is what I took a stab at during my talk(?) at GNUnify2008. And was ever so surprised to find that the students use a combination of IM and Google Docs to swap notes.
Congratulations are in order for Arindam, Subhodip and Ria for getting campus offers. Just don’t cut down on your contributions to the respective projects.