Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

Whomever didn’t know that already? But knowing a fact without understanding the causes or implications can be pretty useless. So here is a summary of my wonderings of the last couple of weeks. For me to remember and you to enjoy. All of this year I’ve persistently worked on one thing and have signed up …

Continue reading Nice guys finish last

It’s getting cold. In a few weeks it will be way too cold to ride my Vulcan 500, so I’m trying to make use of it as much as I can before I have to put it into storage for a half a year. Now it’s 2 AM and I just came back from a …

Continue reading Lost in the sticks

Are you one of those people who think all software should be free? I don’t like you. But that’s besides the point, I’m going to look at how your views might apply to other very similar products and maybe that will be interesting. In the paragraphs below – when I say positively ethical I mean …

Continue reading How is it different?

This is a vague idea I got recently and will try to work through as I’m writing this post. I got the idea in the first place is because I’ve been severely dissapointed by open source in the last few months (I’m ok now); and as the GPL fanatics are the worse of the open …

Continue reading GPL Quicker Fucker Upper

Branches always freaked me out. From the day when I read the subversion manual I knew they are hard to deal with and the benifits are dubious. If you ever had to deal with maintaining a fork, or a project that was forked – the technical challenges are exactly the same. I imagine it’s reasonably …

Continue reading Branches are hard