Things I said on 2010-02-28

Devo cambiare operatore mobile, ricaricabile, traffico dati a kb (no tempo). Consigli? # #spam on #skype is alarmingly increasing. Time to abandon it, for good? # Disservizio sanitario nazionale: attesi 20 giorni per una visita, medico malato, rimandata visita fra 10 giorni. Nessuna alternativa fornita # I'm so *ing tired of people forcing me to…

La sottile voglia di regime che attanaglia l’Italia

Leggendo i vari commenti degli editorialisti italiani sulla sentenza contro Google colgo solo una gran voglia di regime. Non ho letto da nessuna parte che i ragazzini che hanno pubblicato i video ignobili sono già stati puniti e chissà se hanno imparato la lezione (suggerimento per un servizio da fare). Però tutti i difensori della…

Wikiedia Crowdsourced its strategic planning process

I’m a firm believer that non-profit organizations need to have a strategy, too. Maybe even more than for-profit ones, because of the constant lack of resources. I’ve been watching without commenting the development of the five-year strategic plan for Wikimedia Foundation: fascinating. The process has entered the last phase, synthesis. There is lots to learn…

Things I said on 2010-02-21

Altroconsumo ricorre alla Commissione europea contro la pappetta Bondi-SIAE per l'equo compenso http://is.gd/8pOob # pagliarini su #radio24 tralascia di menzionare #Funambol tra le aziende italiane presenti al #mwc 🙁 # sul sito di #radio24 non c'è un modo facile per contattare i giornalisti o la redazione di un programma. Sito appena rifatto: molto 1.0 #…

Eben Moglen’s Freedom in the Cloud Talk

I watched Eben’s speech but now I can quote it too thanks to the transcript done by the friends at Software Freedom Law Center. Talking about the problems of the cloud services, Eben hits Facebook hard with his rhetoric: The human race has susceptibility to harm but Mr. Zuckerberg has attained an unenviable record. He…

Three reasons to follow Mozilla Thunderbird development

Since Mozilla Messaging launched Thunderbird 3 I started using it to see if this new version is better than GNOME Evolution, the email/calendar application I used in the past 4 years. Evolution is a decent email and calendar client and I love the integration in GNOME, but it stopped evolving and its GUI has many…

Newlyweds: Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin

This is good news for mobile free software (or open source, as you wish to call it): Maemo and Moblin joined forces today.  I had lots of expectations for Maemo, but so far Nokia hasn’t pushed it enough. This merge of the two project may give it a new life.  Now the issue is only…

Things I said on 2010-02-14

I agree ♺ @evan: We need to be closer-integrated with FB to make it easier for you to use Free Software to stay in touch with your friends. # ♺ @nico_mar: corner bank req 's digital fingerprints to enter for "robbery risk." Creepy. http://bit.ly/aZshsH in reply to nico_mar # #Funambol released a new snapshot version…

What Symbian is risking by freeing its code

I honestly cannot understand the fear of forks that is spreading within the Symbian community. Since Symbian Foundation released the full source code of the operating system under the Eclipse Public License I’ve read few comments like the following: I sincerely hope that we don’t see various manufacturers forking the code, and thus creating a…

Choose a good license and manage well the community

Some of the things that Mike Tienman said in this interview with InternetNews.com I could have said myself. I have come to believe that a license alone is neither a secret to success nor an absolution of sin. Exactly: choosing a free license is a moral choice but that alone won’t secure neither commercial success…