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· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · May
· · · · 22 (2 entries)

RailsConf Take-Aways · Here’s the nice one: PragDave a.k.a. Dave Thomas launched an ef­fort to get the Rail­sConf at­ten­dees to give some­thing back; some­thing as in hard cold cash do­na­tions to char­i­ty. I plugged it dur­ing my keynote, as did sev­er­al oth­er­s, and Chad Fowler re­al­ly got be­hind it. It came out pret­ty well. And on a lighter note, Big Jim­my Kane of­fers co­gent in­sight on my ap­pear­ance wav­ing a Sun ban­ner in Ruby­land.
 
OpenID Patent Covenant · Sun just an­nounced a Pa­tent Non-assert Covenant on OpenID; chap­ter and verse and FAQ here. Si­mon Phipps has a use­ful write-up. But what re­al­ly im­press­es me is the text of the covenant it­self; four short para­graphs of sim­ple, al­most jargon-free, English. Why can’t we do this more of­ten? I’m told that our own Ed­uar­do Gu­tentag gets the cred­it. [Ed. note: I’ve been asked a cou­ple of times now why don’t do one of these for Atom, too. Good idea, I should have been work­ing on it and I’ve been pro­cras­ti­nat­ing.]
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