Month: June 2009

Stoke my ego some more

Last week I gave a talk at an NOiV event (NOiV is the Dutch government agency created to oversee the motion to prefer Free Software in government procurement) and today the speakers got back the evaluation results. I’m happy to have gotten good marks (7.5 out of 10) and to have had “Adriaan’s enthusiasm for […]

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C#, see submarine

There have been two posts about C# and mono on PlanetKDE this week (e.g. Richard and Andreas). The comments on Andreas’ entry are quite cogent, as are those replying to Richard, but it deserves a wider audience. As far as asking RMS at Gran Canaria this weekend, it’s worth a shot if you abstract the […]

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Postscriptum and prescription of the FLA

The Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA) between KDE contributors and KDE e.V. is one that assigns those assignable rights derived from authorship from the original author to the fiduciary (i.e. KDE e.V.) and then assigns, non-exclusively, the rights on that work to (0) use, (1) study, (2) modify, (3) distribute and (4) authorize third-parties for the […]

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Upcoming Conferences (n+1)

Gosh, I go on about upcoming interesting Free Software conferences all the time, don’t I. But there’s just so many of them. I got four to pimp out today, and all of them have the word “Open” in their name — which reminds me I really need to deal with that word at some point […]

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Women in Dutch IT

I’ve written about women in Dutch IT before — on the old bobulate, which no longer exists. I can point to women in IT in Switserland / Brasil and Denmark and lots of other countries and even the Netherlands, but the Netherlands on the whole remains a problematic area. Since 1994 or so — possibly […]

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CCOSA Results

This year’s CCOSA was done without me, as I no longer work for CodeYard — and anyway, I was speaking elsewhere. Ah, CCOSA: The CodeYard Capgemini Open Source Award, which is awarded each year to the coolest CodeYard projects. It’s a cash prize for the students involved and their school (split fifty-fifty) rewarding their dedication […]

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Enlightened Self-Interest

Yesterday I gave a talk at an NOiV event (the NOiV is the Dutch government bureau leading Open Systems, Open Standards and Open Source adoption). You can find the schedule here where you’ll find I was the closing keynote speaker (warning: both sites in Dutch). I never got around to blogging this in advance, possibly […]

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Changing of the guard (2)

At the Free Software Foundation Europe general assembly, I was accepted as a member of the association. Like KDE e.V., the FSFE is a German association with fairly strict rules on becoming a member (I should mention that becoming a member of KDE e.V. isn’t all that hard, and that you can support FSFE by […]

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Changing of the Guard (1)

Last weekend was the annual general meeting of the Free Software Foundation Europe, which was the reason I was in Spain. It was very much fun to meet the people who have been working on Free Software at a European level for the past eight years. Much like every Free Software conference or meeting I’ve […]

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Rushing about (nth edition)

Back from Spain. Speaking in Utrecht tomorrow (managers). Dancing and organizing dinner in Lent thursday (square). Speaking in Nijmegen friday (high school students). Weekend. Mopping up KDE-Solaris stuff. Organizational matters monday and tuesday. Gran Canaria wednesday. And then the real rushing about begins.

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