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Emacs & the obsessive email mongerer

I had already mentioned in passing here that I am using Emacs for a variety of tasks: outline, project management and planning with Org-Mode, IRC (go figure, my default email client on all my machines is Emacs’ ERC), notes editing or quick scribbling with the Scartch buffer (happens to me …

Linux email clients – the road less traveled

One area on the Linux desktop that remains surprisingly conservative is email – email clients and webmail alike. While most if not all of the formats and protocols used are true open standards, you would think there could be a broad range of clients and webmails for Linux out there. …

Mozilla, a tale of gentrification

This post has a high trolling potential, I am aware of it. So let’s start with a few points meant as a caveat emptor. The views expressed here are mine , solely mine and do not represent the views of the Document Foundation nor my current employer. As a consequence …

Brendan Eich, the bigots, and Software Freedom

Last week we learnt the news of the resignation of Brendan Eich from his position as CEO of the Mozilla Foundation/ Corporation. The controversy on Brendan Eich’s donations to opponents and campaigns against same-sex marriage ultimately prompted the inventor of Javascript to resign from the position he had just been …

The quest for the perfect Twitter client on Linux

After a few years of announcements, releases and online reviews, I am still out there looking for the right, if not the perfect, Twitter client on Linux. And believe me, this quest is frutstrating. Why would I want to use a Twitter client on my desktop? That’s a good question. …

Good Bye Mandriva

I am no longer working for Mandriva S.A. since the beginning of the year. I was working as a consultant on marketing as well as on the Open Source relations for the company since 2012 and it is time for me to move forward. I had a great time at …

Something new in the land of Linux distros

If you have been following the news and stories on Linux  distributions since over ten years like I have been, you tend to have  a fairly standard view -yet an educated one- about what’s going on with them, why every year since about 2002 this could have been the year …

Forget about meeting customers’ expectations: Innovation comes first

… and so does pesky market research. The IT bubble has been spreading the word about this Forrester report and as you can imagine it got many of us wondering what it really means. Well it got me wondered about a few things too, but perhaps not for the same …

Northern Ireland

In 2011 Ars Aperta had joined a cross-European project aiming to share best practices on open web and open source technologies education and training. The project’s stateholders are quite diverse as they gather the Sourthern Regional College of Northern Ireland, the Royal University of Juan Carlos in Madrid as well …

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