May the force be with you

January 6, 2011

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There are a lot of people around the planet who talk the Free/Open Source Software talk and walk the Free/Open Source Software walk. Fortunately for us here in the Silicon Valley — and those of us “over the hill” from the valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains — many of them live within driving distance of yours truly.

Mark Terranova is one of those FOSS activists in the San Francisco Bay Area who puts me to shame. Between Gidget Kitchen and the variety of distros he advocates, Mark is one of the people you want on your team if you want to get things done.

Mark wrote a blog item here equating some of the characters in “Star Wars” to some of the, ahem, “characters” in the FOSS galaxy.

Mark honored me with being the Yoda in this constellation. About halfway down the blog item, I’m teamed up with Quaid Gon-Jin, also known as Red Hat’s Community Gardener Karsten Wade. Mark’s mashup can be found here.

As long as I don’t have to talk in disjointed sentences — disjointed sentences I will not talk in, hmmm? — I’d gladly say that I am both grateful and humbled by Mark’s designation, and I hope I can live up to it. Thanks, MarkDude.

[Although one thing, Mark: I find it hard to believe that the mashup of Jono Bacon, as Han Jono, looks any different than Jono in his usual daily garb. But never mind.]

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  1. Colonel Panik
    January 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    And so it goes… the kids out on the left coast are doing
    many neat things. The rest of us are waiting for everything
    to be perfect and to have ample people on hand to cover
    whatever is thrown at us.

    My dear bride found a nice job in Modesto to apply for.
    That would cut down on the commute to Lindependence for
    2011? But she also has applied for a job in Cuba, which
    would be almost as cool, eh?

    Mark Terranova, you deserve that “atta boy” from the Free
    Software Guy. Y’all keep the faith and keep the Force
    strong. FOSS for the win!

    • January 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      With the Cuban government going to Linux, LtFSG has definitely been Havana Daydreamin’ . . . . Modesto would put you closer to us. Keep us posted, Colonel. –LtFSG

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