DeepaMehta News

Mar 29, 2008
DeepaMehta at re:publica'08

On April 2, 2008, DeepaMehta is represented in two events at re:publica'08. At 4 p.m. Jörg Richter and Andreas Wichmann give the talk Shared Structures of Meaning -- How can technology support the social evolution? At 8 p.m. Malte Reißig and other community members host the hands-on DeepaMehta Workshop: After Eight.

The 3-day re:publica conference is about culture, media, politics and everyday digital life. Bloggers and other net citizens meet in Berlin. This year's motto is "the critical mass".

Mar 12, 2008
2. Release Candidate of DeepaMehta 2.0b8 completed

Since March 12, 2008, the 2. release candidate of the upcoming DeepaMehta 2.0b8 release is available for download. New features since DeepaMehta 2.0b7 include:

  • Remarkably simplified installation (no MySQL and no ant installation required anymore)
  • New application: shared calendars
  • More collaboration features: collaborative editing, automated email notification
  • For Developers: convenient build and configuration management

Please note: there is no English README for now (German only) (12.6 MB)

Feb 04, 2008
DeepaMehta invited to FHTW seminar "Sustainability and IT"

On February 4, 2008, Jörg Richter and Malte Reißig of DeepaMehta talked at FHTW Berlin with students of the seminar "Sustainability and IT". Topics were:

  • What questions arise when applying Sustainability to information, knowledge, and digital media?
  • Under what conditions is information a source of action?
  • Do today's fragmented user interfaces make digesting information difficult or are they a fixed feature of post-modernism easily dealt with by young people?

The seminar was held by Oliver Passek, teacher of Business Communication Management.

Dec 21, 2007
DeepaMehta deployed at Vodafone Group R&D

Since December 2007 DeepaMehta is used as a project management tool at Vodafone Group R&D Germany. The employees maintain a shared corporate memory of project-relevant information resources and their relationships. Shared calendars provide an overview of the time schedule and automatized email notifies about the state of affairs.

All DeepaMehta features developed for Vodafone, mainly collaborative features, are open source and are integrated into the upcoming DeepaMehta 2.0b8 release.

Oct 18, 2007
DeepaMehta at Sustainable IT

DeepaMehta was used at the Sustainable IT conference in Berlin on October 17-18, 2007 as a collaboration and documentation tool. During the Open Inquiry process sustainability-related questions and answers of the conference's participants were mapped on a shared screen. The Open Inquiry was conceived by the Jugendbündnis Zukunftsenergie.

The Sustainable IT conference reflects the impact of information and communication technology on natural resources.

Sep 28, 2007
DeepaMehta company made a limited liability corporation

On September 28, 2007, the DeepaMehta company has been transformed into a limited liability corporation (GmbH in Germany). The DeepaMehta corporation offers professional services around the DeepaMehta software platform. Services include development of customized solutions, consulting, and application service providing.

Members of the company are Andreas Gebhard (CEO) and Jörg Richter (CTO).

Aug 28, 2007
DeepaMehta article accepted for Fraunhofer publication

The article DeepaMehta -- Another Computer is Possible (August 10, 2007) by DeepaMehta co-founder Jörg Richter and Dr. Jurij Poelchau has been accepted for publication in Emerging Technologies for Semantic Work Environments: Techniques, Methods, and Applications. The book is edited by Jörg Rech, Björn Decker, and Eric Ras, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE). Publication is scheduled for end of 2007.

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