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 nightclub. It went on with the couple of French cops being slaughtered in front of their 3 year-old son by a Islamic terrorist in their own home during …

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 on our world being a cunning virtual world simulation game powered by artificial intelligence. You can also read in many places that the robots are taking over as …

Eyes and Ears – May Session

Welcome to this month’s edition of Eyes and Ears. Today we’ll be talking about books from two special authors and we’ll be listening to chill-out tracks; perfect components for the rainy afternoon I’m working on this edition! Books A year ago I had listed a book by my friend Pieter …

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 …

The Thunderbird hypothesis

(NB: the opinions expressed in this post are entirely mine and do not necessarily represent the views of the Document Foundation.) A …

The importance of the Document Liberation Project

Today I would like to focus on a quite interesting project, even though it is rarely spoken of: The Document Liberation Project. …

Free Software’s ultimate irony is its pretended lack of credibility

There’s a meme that is almost as old as Free and Open Source Software itself: FOSS is not credible enough for corporate …

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