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, took H, to school; to work; poked at initrd
again. Dug at OO.o images.zip performance and ordering to get
some details for Tora to carry the torch there.
Call with Jeff, then James. More patching of interesting
Interested by John's call
for a foundation for OO.o. Apart from the insinuation that criticising
Sun's stewardship is a subtext for wanting to substitute an identically
bad regimen with a different steward (which is not the case here, and
would be truly dumb), it's encouraging.
For some reason people like to ask me what Oracle's acquisition
of Sun means for OO.o - luckily I don't know, so I always have at least
that to tell them. What I do know is that if Sun had acted, as advised,
in a truly open fashion, and built a project that other companies, large
and small could invest in and work with fairly: things would be
better. In that (hypothetical) world, it would have produced more service
revenue from the better product it fathered, but also would have made the
project far more featureful and successful. As a side effect, that would
have made individual developers with OO.o skills, and the project itself
very much more secure against uncertainty at any single company.
The key question for me is - will Oracle have the vision to create a
real Free software community around OO.o, that can turn it into
something as diverse, dependable and fun as it should be - there are a
lot of highly clueful people there, so of course I'm optimistic, lets
see what happens. As a great example of extreme clueful bravery, in the
face of lots of fashion accessorising, I (personally) love Larry's views
on the cloud -
It has already achieved dominance in the industry ... complete
gibberish ... there are still mainframes ....
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)