Viva Italia

A couple of years ago we got an interesting e-mail from Italy. A team lead by Antonio Russo was working on some new features for OpenNMS, and they asked to be able to contribute them back to the project. We created a branch called “Italian Adventures” for them to play with.

On my first trip to the UK back in October of 2005, Antonio and his wife Roberta came to London to meet with me, and to paraphrase Casablanca it was the start of a beautiful friendship.

I’ve managed to visit Italy twice as Antonio’s guest, and I’ve had a great time both trips. Antonio came to Dev-Jam last year and cooked an amazing meal for us, and I’m looking forward to this year’s event.

Today I’d like to announce that we have several new resources available for working with OpenNMS in Italian.

There is a new mailing list: OpenNMS-Italia, a new wiki: and Antonio’s blog:

We are very excited that Antonio has taken his OpenNMS ambassadorship in Italy to the next level, and we look forward to working with the community he is helping to build.