Software Commons

An attentive reader of this blog made this private comment about software commons to me a few days ago: There are no real software commons, because you cannot compare these with actual, material commons such as air or water. One should treat software proprietary or free as in freedom, as …

Eyes & Ears July session

Welcome to the Eyes and Ears’ session of July 2015! This month we are going to “pump up” the volume a bit – however we’ll still be listending at mostly chill-out tracks. You know, it’s Summer season and it’s good to get some drums going up! Without much further ado …

LibreOffice 5, a foundation for the future

The release of the next major version of LibreOffice, the 5.0, is approaching fast. In several ways this is an unique release and I’d like to explain a bit why. LibreOffice matters as much for its features as it does as a platform. Every major release of our office suite …

Forward into the land of Emacs

 A few months ago I reported about my advancement in my use of Emacs. This post will be a report of my …

Silos & Peers

Since a few years already one of the main buzzwords of the I.T. industry is the Cloud. I do not mean to …

Mandriva : An obituary

Mandriva is certainly a rather unique company; it has also been the company for which I was privileged enough to work two …

Software Commons vs. Product

One regular reader of this blog contacted me a few days ago to share a few suggestions and some concerns about the …

Music players on Linux: choice or confusion?

Using Linux on the desktop on your computers will lead anyone to rely on a media or music player. A media player …

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