Since 2006, developers and supporters of free software graphics applications have met annually for Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), a conference and workshop where they can exchange ideas, catch up on recent advances, and collaborate on new technologies.
Many developers of open source projects are content to release their wares to their users and listen to feedback as it's given to them. Occasionally, however, project leaders will actively seek out their users' thoughts to find out just how the software is being used.
When Google's Chrome web browser debuted with much fanfare¬†last year, it was not Windows-only and cross-platform compatible. The developers soon began working on Linux and Mac OS X ports of the browser's underlying open source Chromium code base. These ports are beginning to mature and could soon be ready for regular users.