The Slack-IRC gateway is a trick to lock-in customers

Well, here is another reason to resist using Slack: […]when you use /me on the IRC gateway while in private chat with someone, Slack just drops the message on the floor and doesn’t deliver it! The company brags about their IRC gateway to lure in more groups and teams, but Slack and IRC are two…

How To Use Vagrant And Git To Develop A WordPress Theme

  Sometimes I like to sit down and play with technology. My colleague Mike Shroder mentioned VVV a few weeks ago and I had to try it. Check out this tutorial I wrote on how to create a new WordPress site, use Vagrant and git to develop a new theme locally, then push the modifications…

Why the OpenStack community voting process fails and how to fix it

Open source communities offer a lot of democratic participation. The idea that you contribute to a project and have a say in its governance is a powerful one.  When it doesn’t work, those same projects turn their backs on active contributors and discourage newcomers. The most recent OpenStack elections for Individual members to the Board…

Wix fights against the GNU GPL creating another license

First Wix took code licensed under the GNU GPL, used it to enhance their code and shipped the combined work under a license not compatible with the GNU GPL, violating the rights of copyright holder Automattic. Now, they’ve taken code distributed under the MIT license, very permissive, and relicensed under a new license they created…

Medium is “pivoting”

I’m glad to read Ev Williams finally admitting that: the broken system is ad-driven media on the internet. It simply doesn’t serve people. In fact, it’s not designed to. He’s a smart person, I’m sure the next iteration of Medium will be interesting, no matter what the outcome will be. Source: Renewing Medium’s focus