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
Mail poking, chat with Kendy & Thorsten; lunch. Booked
Desktop Summit flight and hotel, there from 5th to 8th Aug. Worked
away at some paperwork.
Somewhat amazed to finally notice this
insight from Rob Weir (cf. reply to Maxei). In one short block of
text he manages to malign The Document Foundation's governance, vendor
neutrality, insinuates SUSE collusion with Microsoft (to not compete
in the office space) and suggests LibreOffice will be mainly a Linux
product. So lets deal with some of these:
TDF's governance is vendor neutral
This means that no one vendor can control TDF - we aspire to having
a project people love to belong to. That should mean that people are
loyal primarily to the project, and less so their company when taking
decisions. Just in case that breaks down, and people act in a partisan
way, we have a Conflicts
of Interest section in the bylaws that limits the number of
members from any one company to 30%. That applies to the Board of
Directors, Engineering Steering Commitee, and Membership Committee.
SUSE competes with Microsoft
Clearly there is a well publicised collaboration with Microsoft around
interoperability, but to suggest that there is some
kind of hideous collusion
to not compete in certain areas is execrable
and emphatically wrong. Hard to prove the absence of that beyond
affirming its absence, and/or if you could all head to the Novell
LibreOffice web-page and sign up for our services and support
it'd be much appreciated.
LibreOffice downloads are mainly for Windows
I did a rough analysis of recent downloads by platform early
this month and more than three-quarters of our downloads are
for Windows. Of course, many linux distributions ship with
LibreOffice by default, a download may be multiple installs, etc.
etc. but the picture seems pretty clear.
Quick chat with Ralf, more paperwork. Put babes to bed,
out for a run, dinner with Lydia. Back to work later.
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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,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)