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10 Dec 2002 (updated 10 Dec 2002 at 14:37 UTC) »

I don't want to post this myself as an article 'cause I'd look like an ass, but anyway...

Tim Perdue has forked the previously open source code that runs SourceForge for his new project GForge.

Here's an interview with Tim I just completed this morning. It goes into what GForge is, why he built it, and some of the detail about what a miracle it is that sourceforge got launched at all.

Perhaps some wants to submit this as an article to advogato? GForge is fucking important!

The cat is out of the bag on my other secret (location, location, location)... we've been O'Reilly-ized. Check out the link & look for OSDir.com in the top left corner.

There's no official announcement, but since the link is there I guess it's public knowledge now. I love it when a plan comes together...

Well, I was waiting for ESR to announce it, but the OSI has finally launched a 'certification' mark. It was on /. today, so I guess its a free for all now.

I like to call it the "Am I open source or not?" logo.

That's what my 'dusting of your T-shirt making machine' comment was about previously in my diary here on advogato.

Colin Viebrock is the graphic designer & Rasmus collected them all back when the board started soliciting entries.

I wrote a quickie piece on my o'reilly blog about how too many people have two common misconceptions about what open source means & how many people seem to just make up their own definition of OS. ::LINK ::

26 May 2002 (updated 26 May 2002 at 17:05 UTC) »

I've moved my diary/blog to livejournal.

I'll post here when info is relevant to the advogato forum. I did order an ibook....

I ordered a book from Amazon last week & it came today. I have to credit that to Amazon having switched to Linux, apache etc etc, of course. Afterall, it did have to travel across the border by dogsled!

The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig. I going to try to read it before the Emer Tech Conf. Good luck, to myself.

*Note to my compadres who may find themselves in Canada one day, seeking refuge from the DCMA et al; Air Canada is a total biatch. I may have to use my new book as a battering ram/shield against the herd that are air-travlers these days. Dear 'work at Air Canada by day, open source programmer by night" guy, bump me to first class will ya?

Nothing much new around here. Just a bunch of stuff I'm waiting on actually. I'd rather not mention any of it for fear of fate screwing it up so it can tell me "I told you so." 8^) <fist shaking>Damn you fate! </fist shaking>

So, how about a couple hints?

1) Dust off your T-shirt making machine.


2) Location, location, location.

Both are unrelated.


Does anyone versed in XML-RPC or SOAP (I'm not sure which) want to help/get-it-on with Trovesend? The project needs some new life with someone who knows what they're doing. Somehow the project made it to the SF Perl Foundry, but whatever works! The idea is solid & would save developers tons of time/frustration/work etc.

Over and out.

I thought the story yesterday on news.com must have been a joke, but I confirmed it myself at netcraft. Microsoft's and UniSYS' anti-unix campaign website runs on FreeBSD. Here's the link to the results.

I also double checked that this was indeed the real web URL for the campaign with whois. It's owned by UniSys and dns points to Unisys dns servers.


It appears that a little love is going to go a long way soon. Details to follow.

There. We're looking good in IE now. Funny though that I wrote earlier last week that I was going to fix that & on Friday an IE user told me that it rendered poorly in IE!

It was one stupid "center" tag. It didn't affect Moz, NetS or Konq one bit, but IE. I hate it when that happens.

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