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  1. List of Open _______

    Because I think it might be alternately amusing and useful, I’ve decided to compile a list of Open things. Additions welcome in comments; or if you can point me to someone else who has already done this, I’d appreciate that too. I think the list is more interesting if it stays focused on organizations claiming…

  2. A Quick Note on Conspicuous Text, also known as ALL CAPS

    [Quick followup: (1) Matthew Butterick, of Typography for Lawyers fame, has added a thoughtful comment that anyone reading the post should read; and (2) to be clear, nothing here is my original work or thought – it’s all a convenient, collect-in-one-place paraphrase of ideas from the excellent Manual of Style for Contract Drafting and Typography…

  3. Open Source Initiative Board Meeting in Chicago

    I’m celebrating the end of my portion of my trial by … spending all weekend in meetings, specifically the OSI’s annual face-to-face board meeting, which we’re holding this year in Chicago1. It’s been a very productive meeting so far, with lots of good discussion about both our vision and our plan for attacking the future.…

  4. Joining the Open Source Initiative board of directors

    In the past, I’ve been known to say that skeptical things about the Open Source Initiative’s role in the open source world – usually arguing that OSI was doing the basics (license approval, open source definition) respectably, but also had a lot of potential that wasn’t being taken advantage of. I’m excited to announce that…

  5. looking for a programming analogy- if there is one

    As I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot of analogies between programming and legal work. I’m working on an upcoming post to explain a specific application of a legal concept. Unfortunately, I think this is one of those few concepts where there is not a ready programming analogy. I’d love for someone to prove me…

  6. Joining W3C PSIG as an Invited Expert

    Just a note to say that I’ve been invited to join the W3C‘s Patents and Standards Interest Group as an Invited Expert. I’m pretty pleased by this and am looking forward to contributing immediately. Invited Experts speak for themselves, not other organizations, so I will not be representing Mozilla or anyone else, but hopefully I’ll…

  7. A Pre-GUADEC Request

    I’m preparing for my GUADEC keynote and have a request for material that would be useful. Specifically, does anyone have a good group picture from the first GUADEC? This is the best I’ve found so far, but I seem to recall there were better. Please comment or email me (luis at this domain) if you’ve…

  8. Sponsoring a GNOME hacker (oops!)

    <img class="aligncenter" src="http://i2.wp.com/www.gnome.org/friends/banners/fog-220×32 read this article.png?resize=220%2C32″ border=”0″ alt=”Become a Friend of GNOME” data-recalc-dims=”1″ /> While I was moving, and taking the bar exam, and getting married, and all the other stuff I did last year, it turns out I screwed up. People had sponsored me through GNOME’s adopt a hacker program, and I… well, I…