Here I am blogging away at BarCamp South East. It’s been a great day so far. My talk was scheduled for 10:50am which was a relief to get out of the way. Feedback has been positive too and horrors of horrors, I actually enjoyed the talk! Video and podcasts will […]
If you’ve seen my desktop machine at home you’ll realise I’m a big fan of the Xgl and compiz stuff and now thanks to a Linux Journal article I’ve discovered the CGWD Themer. Installing it in Ubuntu is as easy as adding a new site to your apt-get repository list […]
JBoss founder Marc Fleury explains in this interview how his open-source startup makes money! Great interview, and lots of good points for those who think the giving away the code always means other developers will work for free on your product!
I don’t agree with ESR in this interview but it’s always good to take on different view-points. They cover a lot more GPL related topics too, so enjoy! 🙂
Niall Walsh is transcribing yesterday’s debate in the EU parliament. Unfortunately his post to the ILUG hasn’t appeared in the archive yet, but Justin Mason’s reply includes Niall’s email. Niall transcribed Brian Crowley’s speech in favour of patents. It’s a good read, and unfortunately ill-advised as he seems to think […]
It appears from this write-up that software patents are legal in the EU now, and came into being in a very undemocratic way. More: BBC
Tom Chi has a great article on What is Trust? The problem is that human intention will always feedthrough in human designed systems, and we have no technology that will ever make all humans trustworthy. Heh. I like the oil rig comment below that post! 🙂
Great article and comic from usability guy, Tom Chi. Brilliant comments too and so many quotables you should just read through them yourself. In an optimistic mood, I like to think there’s some way this could be solved: OSS programmers are often just hacking in their free time because their […]
Yay! Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 is out and has several new features and bugs fixed. I’m downloading it as we speak..
According to this report the Irish Government has found that using “only open source software could, in the long run, be more expensive.” The announcement came from “Mary Hanafin, Ireland’s Minister for State with responsibility for the Information Society, who was speaking at the Irish Software Association’s 16th annual conference, […]