Archive for August 2, 2009

And now for something completely different . . .

August 2, 2009 1 comment

For those of you who follow this blog religiously — and that would be only about four of you — you know I don’t normally write anything unless I have something to say. Normally, I have lots to say, but having the time to put it down in this blog is a luxury that, sadly, escapes me.

But I did want to put down a couple of things on this quiet Sunday evening, nearly Monday morning, while I’m still thinking of them. Like

  • Open Source and Free Software Reporter is making a comeback. Starting this week, a more streamlined version of my former news Web site will be released to the reading public again. You have been warned. Or not.
  • I’ve taken on some media responsibilities for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 8x), which takes place next February. It’s an honor to be working with the crew that puts on what I used to say, in an unofficial capacity, was the best Linux show in the country. But now I can say, in an official capacity, that SCaLE is the first and most important show of the year.
  • It was great to see that the Oregon State University Open Source Lab taking a more proactive approach to tooting its own untooted horn at OSCON this year. They asked some folks who use the OSL if they’d post a sign at the booth — and we complied at the Fedora booth, of course — stating that this project uses the OSU OSL, and it goes without saying that they really didn’t have to ask. For all they’ve done for Fedora, and a variety of other projects, the debt of gratitude goes beyond posting a simple sign. You guys and gals have been silently behind much of the FOSS world for so long, and it’s about time you took some credit for your work.
  • I did some housecleaning below on the buttons. Some that have been there for years are now there no longer. You’ll have to figure out which is which, if you’re that interested.
  • It’s getting ready to be Monday and, perhaps, I may write more later.

    [FSF Associate Member](Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs HeliOS Solutions West in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)

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