Archive for February, 2006

Pleiades project seeks software applications analyst

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I am happy to announce that a 2-year Software Application Analyst position for the Pleiades project is now open for application. We will carefully evaluate all applications received (online, see below) by the deadline of 13 February 2006 with a view toward filling the position as quickly as possible.

We are seeking someone with the following skills (please see full description linked below): Python, Zope, Plone, ArchGenXML, XHTML, CSS, XML, usability and Section 508 compliance; UML (for content type and workflow modeling); Linux (Red Hat/Fedora Core), Apache, CVS/SVN, Windows and Zope/Plone setup and administration; and one or more of the following: PostgreSQL+PsycoPG; MapServer/PrimaGIS/PostGIS.

One finds the job listing and application by going first to:
Then, select “Staff positions (SPA) -> Open positions”
Then, select “Position #/Keyword Search”
Enter position ID 0056777 and select the “Go” button.

Gentium Unicode font featured on newsforge

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

My post this morning to classics-l about Bruce Byfield’s newsforge article (Gentium: An award-winning font joins the free software world ) has sparked an interesting and informative discussion.

Gist@newsforge: Gentium’s creator, Victor Gaultney, has re-released the useful and attractive font through his employer SIL International under an open license to encourage redistribution and collaborative improvement.

Gist@classics-l: He’s going to get that collaborative help from some very talented people. Oh, and they like the font alot (it’s got Greek, among other things).