January, 2006

  1. Tue, 31 Jan 2006

    You know IP issues are becoming more mainstream when they make ESPN. [It isn’t just the wire story; it was on one of the news roundup shows this evening.] The silliness of the trademarking of the phrase ’12th man’ is just… spectacular. ’12th man’ and ‘6th man’ are about as generic as they come. I’m…

  2. Mon, 30 Jan 2006

    GNOME should have an award for ‘oldest bug fixed in this release cycle.’ bug 43311 (nautilus sidebar) crossed my inbox today, which was pretty impressive (filed 2000-09-26) but it looks like at least three older bugs have been fixed this cycle- one in nautilus (42087) and two in gnome-vfs (41139 and 40644). Big thanks to…

  3. Mon, 30 Jan 2006

    I invited Nathan Yergler of Creative Commons to the GNOME Summit in the fall, hoping for cross-pollination to occur. I didn’t expect that one of the impacts would be mono and hula getting cited for their wikis, but hey… I’ll take every bit I can get :) I read What The Dormouse Said this weekend.…

  4. Wed, 25 Jan 2006

    Woot. I’ve spent the past couple weeks crashing on StopBadware.org, the new project here at work. There is still a long way to go to get to the functionality we want to have, but I think it should be a fun project- some of the ideas bouncing around about where we want to go have…

  5. Sat, 21 Jan 2006

    I was in the office for about 17 hours yesterday; I woke up this morning feeling energized and refreshed and in a better mood than I’ve been in quite some time. Probably not a coincidence.

  6. Fri, 20 Jan 2006

    Good, short summary on how PR people can get involved in the community without being a putz. Everyone on the corporate side of open source communities (and other online communities, like the bloggers I mentioned in the last post should read it and ask the questions she poses.