May 05 2006

A load of C.R.A.P.

Someone finally found the correct acronym for what some people tend to call DRM it's
C.R.A.P : Content Restriction Annulment and Protection.

May 05 2006

LinuxTag 2006 Wiesbaden

We made it, Wiesbaden.. and even in a reasonable time slightly more than 3h30 minutes. Unlike our trip to Karlsruhe last year which took us trough every traffic jam in germany and changed our normal driving time from something like 4h20 to 9h. Time for a shower and breakfast.

May 04 2006

openMosixWiki - Guidelines

Wrote up some guidelines for #openmosix on Freenode,

Kind of started to annoy me that we get the same "Can openMosix do HA?" and ":Can openMosix scale my apache ?" kind of questions daily ..

The short answer.. no openMosic won't work for you.

(Hm.. strange.. I posted this yesterday but something ate my posting... )

openMosixWiki - Guidelines

May 03 2006

Me too

Liberie Cunha-Neto says "I need more time"

Me too! and for exactly the same thing ....

If only Whurley would send me that 60hourday2hoursleep patch.

May 01 2006

Linux Troubleshooting 101

Everything is a DNS Problem

Everything is a Fscking DNS Problem
No really, Everything is a Fscking DNS Problem
If it's not a fucking DNS Problem ..
It's an arp problem
If it's not an arp problem...
It's a Full Filesystem Problem
If youre filesystem isn't full
It's a Spanning Tree problem
If it's not a spanning Tree problem...
It's a USB problem
If it's not a USB Problem
It might be an ntp problem 
If it's not an ntp problem
It's a sharing IRQ Problem
If it's not a sharing IRQ Problem
But most often .. its a Freaking Dns Problem !
Apr 28 2006

GUADEC: Building an e-mail client for mobile devices | GUADEC

The speakers for Guadec have been notified about acceptance of their talk. Philip will be talking about
Building an e-mail client for mobile devices

I`m wondering how many .be people will be speaking at Guadec this year. Iirc last year we had 3 .be speakers ..

Apr 27 2006

CBR Editor's Weblog: Schwartz replaces McNealy: A tough comedy act to follow?

In Schwartz replaces McNealy: A tough comedy act to follow? lots of quotes from McNealy are listed.

"Microsoft is now talking about the digital nervous system... I guess I would be nervous if my system was built on their technology too."

"It's the good guys versus the bad guys, and the good guys are winning."

"W2K (Windows 2000) will be a bigger disaster than Y2K."

Now how comes that when a guy in Silicon Valley can give speaches and make these kinds of statements his quotes are being published and republished and when I make honest statements on how I won't trust certain technologies people call me anti something and advise me not to do that when talking to larger audiences because I might step on some toes.

Maybe I should change my name.. :)

Apr 26 2006

Serge van Ginderachter Closing source licenses are the evil ones

Serge van Ginderachter made me think a bit more about quick link to Bait and Switch from yesterday He says :

It's al whole different matter when dual licensing comes with different products. You get one edition in open source, and need to buy a closing source license for another edition with more goodies. In this case you really have pieces of code that mandatorily remain closed source. That is not a good thing.

And indeed I have to elaborate :)
It's not the dual licensing as such which is the problem it's the wannabe open source companies that use their minimal open source product as a marketing feature to campaign their more featured commercial product with a similar name but with a totally different featureset. In these cases we are not talking about the same codebase at all. But to the untrained eye it might look as a dual licensed version of a the project.

Or even worse, companies that mention an opensource product in their brochures but when you take a closer look aren't even involved in that project at all . Or the ones that claim we are building such and such, it's going to be open source but for now it's still closed. Every market has its pioneers , it's honest people , and the ones that try to benefit from something by claiming they are part of it while in reality they are just in there for the money.

Just lets make clear that I`m not talking about the Xensource, MySQL, Suse, Qlusters, RedHat , Alfresco and Outerthoughts of this planet :)

Apr 26 2006

Alfresco :: 100% Open Source Alfresco including Enterprise Features

Alfresco :: View topic - 100% Open Source Alfresco including Enterprise Features

Open source as a business model is still evolutionary and it is true for Alfresco too. Having had an opportunity to distribute and sell services to enterprise customers, we have come to the conclusion it is not necessary to withhold functionality to have enterprises invest in services and support. Therefore, we are considering making Alfresco, including Enterprise features, 100% open source in the 1.3 Release of Alfresco in May. There will still be an Enterprise service package that includes support, maintenance, additional documentation, indemnification and warranty.

We would like your help as we consider this initiative in positioning and in branding. If you could take a moment to take our poll, we would appreciate your input. Also, if you have any comments we would love to hear them.

-John Newton, CTO

Good stuff !

Apr 26 2006

NFS Talk by Olaf Kirch at Linux-Kongress 2004 in Erlangen

Dear Lazyweb

I`m still looking for the presentation Olaf Kirch gave at Linux-Kongress 2004 in Erlangen and which is being talked about in here

It's talk which Olaf ironically titled "NFS: The Greatest Networked File System" and which he focussed on by titling each and every of his slides with titles like "Nightmare File System", "Not Fully Serviceable" and "Need for Speed' :)