Pity it came to this. The FSF would have been perfectly happy with proper classification of the extensions on the OpenOffice.org site so that visitors could sort the listing to see which extensions were under which open source license. Setting up their own site is genuinely a last resort.
You may have noticed I was a bit quiet last week. The reason? I was in Norway at a company summit for my new job, which actually starts today. More than that, I also have a new column in ComputerWeeklyUK, joining the esteemed Glyn Moody in providing their coverage of free and open source software. Glyn’s view is as an observer and (in the best sense) critic. Mine is as a practitioner, reporting from the field – a little like Matt Asay on CNet in the US. I’ll keep on blogging here, but anything with a tone of reportage is likely to end up over there.
The first post for the new column is today – read about my new job over there now.