The stopmotion program was initially started as a student project under the Skolelinux/Debian-edu
organization, represented by Herman Robak
Skolelinux/Debian-edu is an Open Source project run by SLX Debian Labs. It is aimed at creating an Debian distribution
for schools to lower their maintenance costs as well as those related to expensive software licences.
Skolelinux continuously offer projects
for students at universities and colleges, and has had several such projects before.
During the student project, Øyvind Kolås was the project supervisor.
Øyvind is a teacher at Gjøvik University-College who, among other things,
teach multimedia production and object oriented programming. Some of his professional areas of interest are picture processing,
artificial life, linux, video editing and video processing.
Stopmotion is used by a couple of norwegian schools and an unknown number of personal end users. At the moment it is included into Debian,
Ubuntu and Mandriva, and hopefully it will be included into the other popular distributions as well. More and more users
discovers this fantastic application and wants to contribute with graphics and translation. Please let us know if you want to contribute
with either new features, translation, graphics or whatever you can imagine.