The long march of Affero GPLv3

It’s good to read on Palamida weekly reports that the GNU Afferto GPLv3 is being adopted at a fast pace, after I asked OSI to approve it. Considering that Google is passively opposing its adoption, I think that 95 projects is a good start. Now Funambol is in company of other high quality projects, like…

Legacy is good, but change can be hard

The new Funambol Forge opened registration to new members. It’s based on Collabnet, as other big free software projects like OpenOffice.org, NetBeans.org, java.net and eBay Dev. I feel comfortable and in good company πŸ™‚ Funambol has a very big community with lots of people that contributed to the project over its many years of life.…

The next step in desktop innovation

A better filesystem and a better user interface. Haiku filesystem goes in the right direction (read the interview to Kevin Musick, BeServed author). I happily read als that the Sugar UI will be developed also for other hardware that is not OLPC, which is good. I had the chance to play with a XO laptop…

Take the mailing list archives with you

I realized that it’s true what they say about email clients: they all suck. Some suck less, some (the majority) suck more than a Dyson vacuum cleaner.’  Mailing list archives are important for communities because they represent their collective knowledge. Having all archives all in one place is definitely better than having to redirect people…

GNU/Linux IS ready for the masses

It just needs a company that can market it as such. I was reading about the new version of Asus EeePC and this sentence hit me: “the Linux version is suited to users who desire an icon-driven and easy point-and-click interface β€” well suited for children or users with limited computer experience” If Asus says…

China doesn’t do NATO phonetic alphabet

I’m going to Shangai next month for the “Doing Business In” class in my MBA course. It’s going to be my first full immersion in Asia and I’m very happy. I’ll be spending some more days of vacation after the classes at Shangai’s Tongji Business School. The Chinese consulate wants the confirmation of the hotel…

Il mio 5 per mille a PLIO ONLUS

Aderisco con piacere alla campagna per donare il 5 per mille a favore della ONLUS Progetto Linguistico Italiano OpenOffice.org Codice Fiscale: 90113350327 Il 5 per mille al PLIO

My income online: it’s bad management

I’ve read many comments about the publication of income tax reports by Italian government, the last act of past government. I don’t know if giving my income statement to my neighbors (and to the rest of the world) is good or bad. What really made me angry was the justification by former minister, Visco. He…

Datamining apache logs with NeoOffice

As Funambol community manager, one of my duties is to know such community. It sounds simple, but since lots of software is involved to gather this knowledge things get less simple. I need to dive into apache logs and I decided to use my good old friend Postgresql. If I could, I would put everything…

links for 2008-05-01

Conferenza Italiana sul Software Libero 2008 – Home Important second edition of Italian Conference on Free Software, from May 16 to May 18 in Trento, Italy. This year I won’t be able to go, unfortunately, because last year it was a good occasion to see many friends and make new ones. (tags: conference confsl free+software)