Messaging, not email

During the past weeks in the mobile world at Funambol I’ve started deepening my thoughts about how computers are still inefficient and largely too hard to use. One thing that I hate is how the whole online things are separated from the file system.’  I keep my hard disks organized in folders separating my work…

Using Funambol on iPod Touch

Even if I don’t have an iPod (and I won’t buy one … I’ll tell you why one of these days) I’ve asked Funambol’s community to translate into English an article by Luis Medina written in Spanish. Paulo Sergio Lopes Fernandes and German Viscuso contributed the translation. I liked the article not only because it’s…

Girl Geek Dinners Italia: ci sono

Sono molto contento di essere tra i 20 fortunati invitati alla cena delle Girl Geek italiane venerdì prossimo. La lista dei Guy Geek (invitati ognuno da una sola Girl Geek) è stata annunciata con tanto anticipo e si è riempita in due giorni (e pensavamo di meno!)! Spero di riuscire a fare 4 chiacchiere con…

Qualche indizio per trovare i 10 milioni

Ecco la tabella allegata alla lettera di cui parla Flavia, ovvero la risposta alla richiesta di chiarimenti al ministro Nicolais sui 10 milioni di euro stanziati a favore del Software Libero. Innanzitutto, sono contento che qualcuno abbia risposto, il che non è da dare per scontato, purtroppo: la lettera aperta che mandai da presidente di…

Open position at Funambol: Symbian developer

I’ve just received from Funambol’s Engineering a request for a Symbian developer. announcement remembering that I became Funambol’s Community Manager after reading Roberto’s blog. Here is the announce: The development team is looking for a motivated, highly-technical Symbian developer with excellent development and problem solving skills. You will join a dynamic team responsible for the…

Wengo stopped developing wengophone

Some disappointing news today: Wengo stopped developing Wengophone, the VoIP SIP and XMPP/Jabber multiplatform client.’ ’  They announced it in the developer’s mailing list. Update: the’ development of OpenWengo software has been taken over’ by an experienced Wengo programmer. I wonder why Google isn’t contributing its gtalk code to free software projects like Kopete, Gaim or Adium: they…

Upgraded wordpress, closing the week

This Wordpress needed some maintainance, but this time instead of upgrading ‘manually’ I decided to use the Wordpress Automatic Upgrade Plugin: boy, it was fast and simple. It seems to be working fine.’  If you spot any glitches let me know. Now for me it’s time to go play with the RC minihelicopter and away…

Bruce Schneier on Wired: ‘Security’ Is Code for ‘Control’

I couldn’t agree less with Schneier’s post on Wired: lock-in is bad for users.’  I liked this sentence that explains well how I’m feeling now after having used a Mac for 2 weeks (I promise, I’ll write a long post about this experience in the next days): With enough lock-in, a company can protect its…

Openness is a value

Doc Searls asks on LJ: What if Yahoo’s main value isn’t its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft? Right… what if? I don’t think that today’s Microsoft understand the value of openness. But (possible) new Microsoft starting in June probably will. We’ll have…

Affero GNU GPLv3 evaluated by OSI

As Fabrizio reported, Funambol submitted the Affero GNU’  GPLv3 to the Open Source Initiative for approval (it was my first task as Funambol Community Manager).’  OSI’s stamp on AGPLv3 makes business sense for Funambol, afaik the first big free software project to adopt AGPLv3 as soon as it was announced. Open Source is a recognized…