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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · April
· · · · 15 (3 entries)

FSS: Yellow and Blue · Fri­day Slide Scan #8 is from some­time in the late Eight­ies, a dan­de­lion in a sea of forget-me-nots ...
 
Hey, Big Blue! · Let’s close out Fri­day in a mood of in­dus­try bon­homie, by say­ing nice things about an es­teemed com­peti­tor, IBM. First of al­l, their Jim Stallings made some eminently-sensible re­marks on the prob­lems with soft­ware patents. Se­cond­ly, Sam Ru­by not on­ly point­ed out this, he of­fered a re­al­ly in­sight­ful re­sponse to the chal­lenge. I’m go­ing to print this out and stick it up on my wal­l: “Operational def­i­ni­tion of sim­plic­i­ty: Zero Training”
 
License Craziness · You know, it would be nice to have a se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion about Open-Source li­cens­ing is­sues; but that’s get­ting hard­er and hard­er ev­ery day. Here­with some feed­back on Jonathan Schwartz’s lat­est, thoughts on the GPL, and ap­palled head-shaking at the bad, bad crazi­ness go­ing on in this space. [Up­date: 15 min­utes af­ter I pressed “publish”, Si­mon Phipp­s, who knows way more about li­cens­ing than I do, weighed in; def­i­nite­ly worth a read­.] ...
 
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