Back from San Diego OpenStack Summit

My experience at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego has been really good. I have received lots of positive comments about this configuration, merging the Design Summit with the Conference. Despite the high amount of people it seems that things went well. I’m waiting to gather more details about the remote participation to the Design…

The sad state of free software collaboration tools

My post yesterday sparked a little conversation on G+. The content of that conversation reminded me that free software collaboration tools are in a very poor state. Email clients for Linux (well, also on Mac OS X and Windows) suck badly, address book managers are awfully ancient, voice/video chat systems compare poorly to proprietary alternatives…

WebEx on Ubuntu 64bit vs 32bit hell

I have only a vague idea of what I was going into when I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit on my new ProjectSputnik machine. I knew that OpenStack is using WebEx for many of its meetings and I knew that WebEx has issues with 64bit Java on Linux. I had no idea though…

Sending money around the world

The night we launched the OpenStack Foundation there was a global celebration around the world with user groups throwing parties, having talks and pizza and drinks. Our initial idea was to send prepaid VISA cards to all of them but we soon realized that not every country or shop in the world accepts them. While…

Week 2012-10-07 in review

OpenStack Swift community meeting starting in 45 minutes, on IRC: #openstack meeting http://t.co/MfIYya69 # oh, @firefox, why is your Password Manager so useful and so *bad* at the same time? I hate it when it fails to remember passwords! #

New job, same job, at OpenStack Foundation, new laptop

This week was my first week as an employee of the OpenStack Foundation. I’m Technical Community Manager, still helping the OpenStack project succeed by helping the technical contributions. The difference is that my salary is now being paid by the newly formed OpenStack Foundation instead of Rackspace. Most of the people I worked with more…