This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up early, dug at mail, considered life.
- It seems some people got scared (for inscrutable reasons)
about Novell's commitment to OpenDocument, OpenOffice etc. - just
to re-affirm, I'm a huge fan of OpenOffice period. There are
also some really nice things about OpenDocument, and we'll of course
continue to invest in improving it in the areas where it's
deficient. Hopefully that process will accelerate with both
Jody and Florian on-board, and we'll end up with an even better
- Separately, I was somewhat amazed to see
Simon Phipp's comments on the Novell/MS announcement. For a
while I have been hearing (from Sun) how great StarOffice is IPR-wise
due to Sun's settlement (cross-license ?) with Microsoft. Of course,
at some level Simon is a lone-voice of sanity inside Sun, but it
seems strange to be advertising on on hand the joys of a
proprietary product (StarOffice: with IPR protection) and
simultaneously slating Novell's moves to protect customers
using our Free Software product. Miguel has a nice write-up of various
- Poked bugzilla, internal admin, looked at an a11y
leak with Padraig, poked at Unit tests again. Team meeting,
posted action items. Phone call with Boston.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)