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 …

LibreOffice Online is here!

This week Collabora has shown an early testing version of the cloud version of LibreOffice integrated with an Owncloud instance. To me and others, this marks a significant milestone in the story of LibreOffice and the Document Foundation. I’m aware that the code is not stabilized and there’s much work …

FOSS projects and their legal structures

Free Software has been growing pretty much everywhere around the world, and so much so that we now face challenges nobody would have thought possible even ten years ago. One of these unexpected issues is the need for proper legal structures. Traditionally, only a handful of entities used to exist. …

Does the Open Document Format still matter?

One of the core topics of this blog -at least one of the main reasons it came to existence- was open standards: their benefits, their advantages, and their value as a fundamental component for digital innovation and ultimately software freedom. This is still the case of course, but today I …

Eyes & Ears – the French Session

I was about to put together the November session of Eyes & Ears when my dear city of Paris got attacked by the islamic terrorists. I will not share my feelings of sadness and my thoughts this time but since part of the attacks was an assault on a concert …

Rolling and tumbling

Recently I realized that it has been over 5 years I’ve been using Arch Linux continuously, one one or two of my computers. I have been using it in professional environment on my laptop and my workstation; I have been using it as a “home entertainment platform”, as it were, …

Join us at the Open Source Summit in Paris !

Short announcement: I’ll be speaking at the Open Source Summit in Paris on the 18th of November: the panel discussion will be about community and contributors’ engagement (the panel is dubbed “from the individual to the collective and the collective to the individual…”). You will find more information here and …

Eyes & Ears Fall 2015 Edition

Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of Eyes & Ears! This month we have the latest release of Melorman, and some exciting trance tracks. Melorman is an artist from Greecewe’ve been following for over a year now and he just released his latest album, “Out in the Field”. We share …

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