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 extremely early; worked until breakfast, filed updated
e-d-s deadlock. Slept, awoke, massaged patch to fix deadlock, more
mail. Pleased to see Lanedo's Support
for LibreOffice, a tad late for the link I admit.
Read Mark's essay
on balancing power. I tend to think that blessing a single market
segmentation is unfortunate. If QA and documentation are weak, and a project
has no-one that wants to do that (even for cash), why not
out-source that work (at zero cost) to a 'distribution' company ? they can then
aggregate customer needs to the point that transaction inefficiencies become small
and help fund fixing them. Of course
there is some duplication there, but that is the sad downside of competition
surely. Having said that, I'd love our ecosystem to have more, viable, well
funded companies, and more contracting-out of support, QA, documentation
services etc. moving in that direction would no doubt increase flexibility
and provide incentives to attract more business and investment around
technologies. Happily some of these companies exist and thrive today, yet
apparently do not require aggregating ownership of contributions (eg. EnterpriseDB, or PGX or ... ).
Finally, having bazillions of small, fragile foundations is indeed a bad
idea, things like the Software Freedom
Conservancy can help adopt and aggregate established projects giving
them some of the advantages, without the overheads.
Got fed up of writing text, so dug into a fun crasher bug instead,
satisfying to actually improve the code a little; wrote and sent status
report for the week.
The rest of the family returned in emotional pieces, after a
somewhat disasterous attempt at a combined music lesson, hmm. Created a
couple of new freedesktop accounts.
Lydia and Janice over for dinner in the evening, spent some time
riveting the barbeque together (in its increasingly dillapidated state),
poked mail late, bed: off at TEAM tomorrow all day.
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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,
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