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 extraordinarily early, Thorsten & boys kindly gave
a lift to the bus station, bus, plane, train. Hacked unit testage some
more, further investigation of vtreloc details - an impressively
quadratic tail-off in the number of unique named relocations (bindings)
in various different libraries. Found some interesting oddities in
configmgr symbol exposure.
- Bruce picked me up, home, slept. Up, dealt with the children
while J. took H. swimming, tried to attend a staff meeting in parallel
with little success, bother.
- Heated up dinner, fed babes, bathed, read stories to etc.
babes, put them to bed. Back to mail, bugzilla etc. Looks like a
development from Microsoft, and a coup for the lads in the
Interop. group there. Of course, there seems to be a few 'Z's missing
from RAND, but I look forward to seeing more detail.
- And the plaudits keep coming:
Roy Fielding resigns from OpenSolaris - as someone who really enjoyed
working with Sun for a long time, and is mostly saddened by the huge
opportunity they are peeing away here, this is a shame, again a medly of
excerpting (emphasis mine):
Sun didn't just make vague statements to me about OpenSolaris;
they made promises about it being an open development project.
That's the only way they could get someone like me to provide
free labor for their benefit. Given Sun's recent track record
on breaking promises, another one doesn't surprise me at all. ...
Sun gave up its right to make arbitrary decisions regarding the
phrase "OpenSolaris" as part of its public agreement with the
community in the form of the Charter. ...
Sun agreed that "OpenSolaris" would be governed by the community
and yet has refused, in every step along the way, to cede any real
control over the software produced or the way it is produced, ...
Rather than be honest about it and restructure the community
to correspond to this MySolaris style of over-the-wall
development, Sun prefers to lie to the external community
members while ignoring their input. Yes, Sun has the legal
right to make that decision, just as it has a legal right to
dissolve the charter and start over with a new governance
model. The choices being made are NOT the problem. The problem
is the way that the choices are being made WHILE, at the same
time, portraying the project in public as a community-driven
Sun should move on, dissolve the charter that it currently ignores,
and adopt the governing style of MySQL.
- Of course - the MySQL comparison (and it's famous 'model')
is completely irrelevant to OpenSolaris, as can be understood by a
trivial inspection of who pays their revenue, but perhaps more of that
tomorrow: briefly, the MySQL model kills external community contribution,
but can bring in cash (if it works, and therein lies the hitch).
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)