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, parents popped past for breakfast, J. took H. to school
in the car; admired the builders now correctly sized metalwork. Built and
installed the latest image.
In one of those amazing moments of archaeology; I discovered some
of the history of XEmacs: and I quote
(and this is presumably a very historical 'Currently'):
And, of course personally I support at least joint assignment to
the FSF (or other suitably structured, non-commercial, representative body).
But I'm constantly being told by Sun engineers how no-one cares about copyright
assignment, that it is never a barrier to entry, and that it is a total non-issue;
what fun. It seems clear that some companies, sometimes, have real problems
with it (and that was to a benign non-profit, not a commercial entity).
Why are there two Emacsen?
Hysterical reasons. See the public flames if you must know. Currently the largest
problems is that Sun owns the copyright for large part of the code. It is
copyleft, but they refuse to sign over the changes to the FSF. Some people
think it is good to have an Emacs variant where you can contribute code without
signing any papers. Feel free to disagree.
Since Sam Varghese, while happily calling
Bruce Byfield 'clueless', seems unable himself to use a simple google
search to find that MS, in addition to blogging, added the C# specs to
Promise page last week. A triumph worthy of
Schestowitz, who with a simply mind-bending lack of irony or self-awareness
has taken to griping that other people are using cheap shot(s),
are unprofessional, and give only an illusion of balanced
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 (email@example.com)