What makes a great Open Source project?

Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think …

Eyes & Ears – Summer 2016 edition

Welcome to this edition of Eyes & Ears. It’s been a few months I had not published a new session. It was both a matter of time and mood, too many sad events all around. In happier news, yesterday (Friday the 5th of August), the Café del Mar released its …

The subtle art of the Desktop

The history of the Gnome and KDE desktops go a long way back and their competition, for the lack of a better term, is almost as famous in some circles as the religious divide between Emacs and Vi. But is that competition stil relevant in 2016? Are there notable differences …

Discovering the Kube project

The world of email clients is becoming exciting again. That’s thanks to Kube, an effort born out of the KDE world, and …

Omar Khayyam, Orlando & Magnanville

We had a rough and sad week around the world. It started last weekend with the horrible Orlando shooting in a gay …

Musk, Epstein, Chesterton and the quest for intelligence

There’s a recurring theme in the press these days, and its latest incarnation is Elon Musk speaking on record about his suspicion …

The Month of LibreOffice

This month of May is quite unique for the LibreOffice project. It has been decided that May would be a month dedicated …

Not so fast, open standards!

My friend Andrew Updegrove wrote a surprising essay in his latest blog post about the irrelevance of open standards. More exactly his …

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