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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 use. Of course, people spreading that meme do not deal with the cognitive dissonance brought in by the likes of Red Hat, Google, Suse or Canonical very well. …

Sharing baby pictures on social networks is a dangerous game

This is going to be a rather opinionated post about a subject matter that I’ve taken a lot of interest in as it concerns me directly, on a personal basis. I realize that what I’m about to write may put me at odds with several friends . At the very …

Losing the Art of Wiki

The past few months I read here and there around the LibreOffice community complaints about our wiki. According to these sources, our wiki is unusable, chaotic and poorly maintained. As we have a full time team dedicated to infrastructure management I am pretty sure that last criticism is unjustified to …

Eyes & Ears – February 2016 Session

Welcome to this month’s Eyes and Ears session! Today we’ll be listening to some very nice chill out and electro tracks but we’ll also travel in the world of the folk and cabaret songs. First, this is one of the latest mixes by Shingo Nakamura for the Silk Music label …

Pondering the future of the Document Foundation

This past week we had had the pleasure to welcome both our new marketing assistant and the new board of directors of the Document Foundation. I would like to say a few words on where the Document Foundation stands now – and I must stress that I’m confident the new …

Eyes & Ears : Back from FOSDEM edition

I’m just back from FOSDEM and I just realized I had this session pretty much ready, even though it had not been published yet. Let’s just call it the “Back from FOSDEM” session of Eyes & Ears… I have several good mixes today. Let’s start with this Silk Music mix …

Status report on Emacs

It has been some time I have not shared some news about my increasing use of Emacs. This post will be just about that. Let me quickly summarize what I do with Emacs on a daily basis: email (mu4e) note taking (org-mode) blogging (org-mode, markdown, html) project management (org-mode) IRC …

The way you write

As the first post of 2016 on this blog I was wondering what I would be writing about. Not that I am lacking ideas but I was tinkering with a post about those never-happening new year resolutions. I ended up dropping this idea in favor of a question that is …

Eyes & Ears – Christmas 2015 Session

Welcome to the last session of Eyes & Ears of the year 2015! I hope you’re enjoying the end of the year and this Christmas as much as we do here. This year is a bit special: it’s our baby’s first Christmas: As you can imagine, we are thrilled to …

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