Visualizing the commercialization of open source

This morning I had a few hours to myself in a jetlagged induced stupor. It was refreshing to sit and watch the sunrise, yet disappointing to realize I had driven to work only to be locked out for an hour. So I had some time to ponder.

Being the visual …

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I impersonate Alax Cox at FOSS

One of the nice things about conferences is the oppurtunity to meet new people. It was nice to be able to mingle with Alan Cox for a little bit while fighting for Pizza at FOSS. Talking with Seemant was cool too. Props to those community volunteers such as Seemant who …

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FOSS Day 3

Today started off with a bang with a keynote Andrew Cowie. He did an excellent job speaking and wasn't afraid to ruffle feathers. One of the best parts was his proposal to change Linux to "Open Office/Mozilla/Apache/Perl/Gnu/Linux" (talking RMS's GNU/Linux fixation one step further …

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FOSS Day 2 (the kernel, turbogears, google and gentoo)

Today was the second day of FOSS. I'll jot down my observations from today.

The first talk I attended was from LWN's Jonathon Corbet. He discussed recent happenings in the Linux kernel. He noted that the development cycle of the kernel was becoming more "professional", with two week cycles for …

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