☞ Open Source Dynamics

  • “just as we shouldn’t worry about the lack of “billion dollar” pure play open source software firms, we should also not fall sway to the complaints of companies who are being disrupted by these models, about how all that money they make is somehow “disappearing” if the government doesn’t come in and protect their business model” — I might even go so far as to assert that a billion-dollar open source company would be the sign that your software freedom was at risk…
  • “Why isn’t the open crowd more open-minded?” — Another person observing the indisputable fact that the open source and free software worlds are rife with sectarianism. To answer the question, it is a consequence of the passion people have combined with the nature of the issue and the one fact no-one feels free to seriously mention, the fact that much of the brilliance in the community is a consequence of the focus that Aspergers delivers.

✍ Open Core: Bad For Software Freedom

The open core model is being feted as the new default open source business model. But I assert it does not deliver and sustain the principle that delivers cost savings and flexibility to the customer – software freedom. As a consequence, businesses who live-or-die by open core risk the fate of Compiere ERP unless they can manage the incredibly delicate balance their customers will discover they demand. Mårten Mickos and Andrew Lampitt may disagree, but I assert that open core is bad for business. Read more on ComputerWorld UK.

☞ World and Universe

  • “Why isn’t the open crowd more open-minded?” — Another person observing the indisputable fact that the open source and free software worlds are rife with sectarianism. To answer the question, it is a consequence of the passion people have combined with the nature of the issue and the one fact no-one feels free to seriously mention, the fact that much of the brilliance in the community is a consequence of the focus that Aspergers delivers.
  • This has been an important meeting place for legislators from southern Europe in previous years and I anticipate it will once again be a crucial venue for the advancement of political agendas implementing open source strategies.
  • A venn diagram that proves Doctor Who is in fact the ultimate scifi story.
  • Glyn’s conclusion is “not yet” but the rest of his analysis certainly rings true for me.

☞ Unexpected Harm

☞ Drawing A Crowd

☞ Immortality and Excess

  • Good snapshot of the history and thinking behind ForgeRock.
  • “Police, at their discretion, can deny access to the area and “use whatever force is necessary” to keep people out. Anyone who refuses to identify themselves or refuses to provide a reason for their visit can be fined up to $500. The new rules also give police the power to search anyone who approaches the fence. The regulation also says that if someone has a dispute with an officer and it goes to court “the police officer’s statement under oath is considered conclusive evidence under the Act.” — Draconican, excessive, unaccountable. When governments treat their citizens like this, democracy is deeply threatened.

Java Genius

This is a work of genius:

The conference, JavaZone in Norway, deserves every bit of the attention it’s getting as a consequence.

Update: If the YouTube version fails again, you’ll now find the video on the JavaZone site.

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