FOSS Gaming for Friday

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Ansell, Google Summer of Code™ mentor and organization administrator for the Thousand Parsec project recently visited Google Mountain View, so we took the opportunity to sit down with him and catch up with him about the universe of FOSS gaming. In Episode 17 of the Summer of Code podcast, you'll hear from Tim about the history of the Thousand Parsec project and how participating in the program has helped grow and shape the project over the past two years. Tim also shares some amazing student commit statistics as discovered while exploring Ohloh and some insights into working with universities to get more students involved with the Thousand Parsec project and Open Source.

You can download the podcast in mp3 or ogg formats. Alternatively, you can subscribe to it.

Many thanks to Tim for joining us for the podcast. If audio-only isn't enough to satisfy your cravings for FOSS gaming, you're in luck. Tim was also kind enough to give a technical talk during his visit and you can check out the video. In Gaming for Freedom, the latest presentation in the Open Source Developers @ Google Speaker Series, you'll get an overview of Free and Open Source games, tips on growing a gaming community and a bit more about Thousand Parsec and Summer of Code.

We always love to hear from you! If there's a particular Google Open Sourcerer you'd like to see give a talk or a particular Summer of Code podcast you'd like to see us produce, post a comment and let us know.

Ed. Note: Updated post to fix a broken link.