Here's a description of the organic open source panel at OSCON (which I'm participating in): "The OSI’s Open Source Definition attempts to set the minimum bar for a software license to be considered “open source”. However, there’s much more to a software project than just the license. Are software projects dominated by a single company… Continue reading A hard problem worth solving
The last couple years have been a 'merciful blur' as my mom likes to put it. Hard to believe our little baby is now 2 years old. Running, jumping, climbing, feeding herself and talking in complete sentences. My mother is here for a 2 week visit. The last time was December 2006! We had Auntie… Continue reading She’s Two!
Matt Asay wrote a blog post "Cash, code, or free-riding in open source communities?", which was a good post on a topic I've been thinking a lot about myself. He used the term "free-rider" which caused a well documented uproar. I'm saddened by the sense of entitlement inherent in the uproar. What's wrong with asking… Continue reading Open source and a free tote bag
We've introduced the concept of 'air guitar' ... http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5238205489522514631&hl=en And she's got a great memory for catchy phrases http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-923913371895382977&hl=en
Dave Neary has a great blog post about Sun trying to do the right thing. It was refreshing to read this, and quite insightful. I've been watching the naming debate with some interest, if for no other reason than this is a conversation I'm quite interested in pushing my view in, and it helps to… Continue reading Is OpenSolaris an elitist?
A little bit of work talk. I'm going to be speaking tonight (January 31) at the Seattle Social Media Club about Second Life, along with my co-worker Greg Tomko-Pavia (aka Periapse Linden) Jeff Barr at Amazon, who has been doing really innovative work promoting Amazon Web Services using Second Life, and Brian White, the author… Continue reading Speaking at the Seattle Social Media Club
Hazel has developed a shoe fetish. She usually goes for my closet full of pumps but this time it was Dad shoes. http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=973509827614042504&hl=en Christmas clothes from Mommy - she's wearing a purple outfit from Auntie Judy http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=3705398701701124222&hl=en She also got a couple books from Grandma Ethel http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=3233162685447378321&hl=en Our little music lover http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=3287053789332209395&hl=en One two three… Continue reading Christmas and other stuff
I'm playing around with posting videos on myspace. Hazel turned 18 months on Thanksgiving this year. We did our annual pilgrimage to Cinda and Dave's house for turkey and fixins. We couldn't stay long enough to play games but Hazel did help wash up after dinner. (video removed) Despite having a cold she was pretty… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2007
The writers strike has temporarily saved me from staring zombie-like from my slouched position on the couch, and instead has me typing zombie-like from a differently-slouched position on my couch. After seeing a couple of mildly amusing clips from on-strike writers (from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report), I was curious enough to poke… Continue reading Media companies really shouldn’t let this strike drag out