Webnapperon: a way to share URLs with my dad

Here is an interesting concept: RFID tags used by elderly to retrieve content stored online in different applications. I can see my dad using the  appropriate physical object to retrieve the pictures of his nephews or to read the local newspaper online or to see the meteo or to popup G+ feed (well… not G+…

Talking about scaling communities at Cloud Open 2013

Speaking of Linux and communities, my talk for Cloud Open was accepted. I’ll be talking about “Scaling your community from tens to hundreds of contributors” The OpenStack project has broken many records for open source projects: it’s currently one of the largest and fastest growing ones out there. In just three years OpenStack has attracted…

What Linus can do inside Linux community and you can’t do in yours

Linux kernel community has long been considered the greatest of all the open source communities. Linus Torvalds and his team has set the ground for open source development, defined processes and tools adopted and shared by other successful projects. The Linux kernel mailing list with its public review of patches and git, the tool to…

The quest for strategies to monetize free software

I’ve discussed recently with a friend of mine photographer, illustrator and animator about the status of GIMP, Inkscape and Blender. The good news is that professionals increasingly know about these free software tools, which is already a great step forward compared to the past years. Pierpaolo acknowledged how powerful all of them are but also…