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May 31

Boris Savluc is not Dead; he is Alive through his Art.

Sooner or later, I have to do it: publicly announce that my father has passed away. Many had the privilege of meeting him, and he made many friends; as well, a number of my friends had the privilege to know him. He left this world suddenly on April 8th 2011 at the age of 74. In his lifetime – since his twenties, he painted over one thousand of paintings. The most intense period was in the latest years of his life. Being my Father, I may be subjective in judging his work. However, in speaking with his colleagues and friends, as well as art critics who attended the funerals, I realized I have a responsibility to publicize his work. Perhaps his life story, which is an interesting one, has a bearing on this; however, more about this at a later time eventually. About ten years ago, I had set up a website for his work ( I didn’t touch it since then, and now is outdated. Therefore we plan to re-build and re-launch it. In the meantime, we will publish almost daily one of his paintings under different social media outlets. There are hundreds; this will take a few years. We also hope the private owners or organizations that own his paintings, will contribute to it and send us images to be published. We plan to publish much of his artwork under a Creative Common license, and allow use of his artwork freely, in so far as his paintings would be credited. We believe this is his final will – to share his art with you, to make this world more colorful and to add to its beauty. You can follow his published work at: Twitter: @BorisSavluc Facebook: Boris Savluc In Memoriam Flickr: photos/borissavluc We will continue to keep you updated about this project. Last but not least: If you feel a bit of pleasure while looking at his paintings, please let others know about it. Boris and Lucian Boris Savluc is not Dead; he is Alive through his Art.


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May 31

Something very special happened – The birth of the first official FLOSS nonprofit organization in Romania?

Something very special happened after eLiberatica 2009 ended; I’m talking here about the initiative to organize a nonprofit organization that would support and help Free Software and Open Source spread in Romania. I was totally exhilarating when I saw it taking shape. I think a unique momentum was created and Romanians should not waste this chance. I assured them all my support, but I would prefer not to be involved much at this stage. I consider people living in that country should drive this project. I would prefer to be more an observer and a liaison in between them and the outside world. There I can help for sure. ROSI - Romanian Open Source and Free Software Initiative - Logo This being said, I updated the information at website and I presented my intention to donate the domain that I own (; if of course, the people there will ask for it. I also recommended to Romi (Agora our eLiberatica pertners enrolled ROSI like a brand) to donate the ROSI ( Romanian Open Source and Free Software Initiative) brand in case this initiative will follow the ideals that ROSI tried to promote when was started. On the other hand, I reserved my right to withdraw my support if I’ll see the initiative failing to attract honest and vertical members that would coordinate the group. I wish them good luck and determination. Is a unique moment, is a dream – to see the emerging of a real Romanian FLOSS organization that would drive things in the right direction in that part of the world. There are many capable and honest people in the IT community there, the single condition would be for them to get involved and do the right thing. If not, opportunists, false good willing people, closed source lobbyist and so on, will fail the beautiful thing that started. So be aware. Keep an eye on this initiative, help it if you can. The most of discussions are taking place on tic-lobby (one of the most respected Romanian IT communities) and rosi-talk, the new launched discussion list. (Please note, Doru Ilasi (one of the initial ROSI group members) is the one who took the initiative to coordinate this project, he is administering the discussions there. Good job Doru!)


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