Shuttleworth sees Ubuntu as the universal OS

In his keynote this morning, Mark Shuttleworth sketched a future where by 2014 Ubuntu will be an universal platform on all devices with a screen. He mentioned Ubuntu-powered phones, TVs, tablets, cars, with the existing desktops and servers, all connected to the cloud. It’s a huge challenge. I’ve been hearing this story of the universal…

Week 2011-10-30 in review

Take liberalism, subtract the Democratic Party, and the remainder might look something like Occupy Wall Street … http://t.co/HCh8RryY # RIM Courts Silicon Valley App Developers With ‘Evangelists’ http://t.co/BdL8fkcR < Will that help? # The things you can do with open source: Researchers customize Android for sophisticated smartphone lockdown http://t.co/VUq1Nc0A # Google is building a music-download…

Measuring code contributions to Openstack

Following the rule “you cannot improve what you cannot measure” I started putting together a system to measure engagement in OpenStack community. There are lots of factors to take into account for engagement of members of a community. With OpenStack I started from code, I will keep adding other sources of data that will help…

Week 2011-10-23 in review

Roma brucia e nessuno sa che pesci prendere http://t.co/etCfpFSU # Cool app. Can we have it at next #OpenStack conf? Dell World's App Puts Control Of Conferences In Audiences' Hands http://t.co/iiD4km2i # First, a puzzlingly disappointing "new feature." Then, a massive network outage. Can RIM do anything right? http://t.co/zYGemdYI # "If you are not scared…

Week 2011-10-16 in review

Call for Paper for 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 10x, deadline Nov 17. Getting my gear ready http://t.co/Uz0IYINn # A book from a few friends: The International Free and Open Source Software Law Book http://t.co/H0Zb8LBe # Wasn't the DVR dead? DVRs Bring Some Shows a Ratings Boost – http://t.co/8iZiDH5G http://t.co/APmRI2bw # very annoying:…

Suggestions to new Free Software Hackers

Lennart Poettering, is the Red Hat developer of  PulseAudio and systemd (among other things). He published the slides for his lecture at Technical University of Berlin where he spoke to students about “things you need to know, things you should expect and things you shouldn’t expect when your are aspiring to become a successful Free…

Week 2011-10-09 in review

Sad news: Nokia to cut 3,500 more jobs, close Romania plant http://j.mp/nu8FUJ # weird? Is it a bird? A plane? Nope, it's your boss. A costume cape-maker has begun to outfit the C-suite. http://j.mp/rl3bPT # Learn How to Think Different(ly) #hbr http://j.mp/pAcZQ7 # You can have your 5 minutes of fame at #OpenStack Design Summit…

Week 2011-10-02 in review

Reminder: logging out of Facebook is not enough. ShareMeNot is better http://t.co/n08mmXWf # Next !Ubuntu version will solve my problem with Evolution, switch to Thunderbird and integrate with GNOME Evolution data storage #hope # cryptic name for a neat online events engine http://ifttt.com/ # For all Europeans: how to get ALL of the data that…