Legacy is good, but change can be hard

The new Funambol Forge opened registration to new members. It’s based on Collabnet, as other big free software projects like OpenOffice.org, NetBeans.org, java.net and eBay Dev. I feel comfortable and in good company 🙂 Funambol has a very big community with lots of people that contributed to the project over its many years of life.…

PyCon2, la conferenza italiana dedicata a Python

Dal 9 al 11 Maggio si terrà  a Firenze la seconda edizione di PyCon, conferenza dedicata al linguaggio di programmazione Python.’  È stato pubblicato il call for papers. Da aggiungere in agenda, anche per il keynote di apertura da parte di Richard Stallman.

Everybody loves iPhone

To confirm that Jobs got everything (not!) right, Sybase jumps on the iPhone bandwagon for enterprise users. Sybase on Tuesday said it’s adding Apple iPhone support to its suite of mobile middleware, making it possible to access IBM Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers through a secure environment. May I just add that Funambol…

Evento: Copyleft, Open Source, innovazione e creatività  alla Sapienza

Domani, 18 Marzo alla Facoltà  di Scienze della Comunicazione della Sapienza di Roma ci sarà  un incontro sul tema della creatività  nell’era di Internet che affronterà  le tematiche del software libero e delle licenze libere per i contenuti creativi. Durante l’incontro verrà  presentato il film* “La Repubblica del Software”, Free, Open Source Software nella Pubblica…

The future of Social Networks

I really liked watching this presentation, I think that Charlene has good points. My social graph is not flat and it’s more extended than any Google or Facebook knows. Which leads to my concerns: how much do I want to disclose to strangers? how do I make sure that I am the owner of my…

Mobile micro-blogging with Funambol at Girl Geek Dinner

I made an experiment last Friday at the Italian Girl Geek Dinner: I grabbed the latest JAM email client that supports sending photos and I used it to report from there using the new service Twitxr.’  Twitxr is like Twitter allowing short text messages but adding one image and a simple form of geotagging.’  I…

Girl Geek Dinners Italia: ci sono

Sono molto contento di essere tra i 20 fortunati invitati alla cena delle Girl Geek italiane venerdì prossimo. La lista dei Guy Geek (invitati ognuno da una sola Girl Geek) è stata annunciata con tanto anticipo e si è riempita in due giorni (e pensavamo di meno!)! Spero di riuscire a fare 4 chiacchiere con…

Mobile open standards and Funambol on the Blackberry

Only a couple days ago I was having lunch with Carlo Piana and we started chatting about his Blackberry and about its dependence on MS Exchange. I’m moving the first steps in the mobile arena and I’ve already confirmed that the standards war on the desktop is nothing compared to the war on mobile standards.…

DefectiveByDesign.org: Together we are Fighting DRM

DefectivebyDesign.org posted a list of actions and campaigns activated and run by FSF in the past year. I really like what the strategy they put in place and the results so far. DefectivebyDesign brought the problem with Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) to a wider audience, reaching also Newsweek. I loved the real-life events, like the…