Month: December 2009

Upcoming Conferences

All I want for Christmas is to stay home, play in the snow with the kids, rearrange the living room and plan how to attend the following interesting events (in calendar order), all of which are in the Netherlands or functionally equivalent (that is, take a train ride no longer than from here to Delfzijl): […]

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Understanding Licenses, bit by bit (3)

In the past two installments, I suggested a basic icon theme to describe the important points of a variety of Free Software licenses, applied those icons to the top ten most popular Free Software licenses and found that several of them are “the same” in terms of icons — which suggests that either what the […]

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Unclear on the concept ..

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Understanding licenses, bit by bit (2)

Thanks to all those who commented on my recent proposal to “iconify” licenses. That is, representing the essential terms of various Free Software licenses as icons so you can quickly get a feel for their meaning. This is, in the current state of software licensing, no replacement for actually reading and understanding the licenses, but […]

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Understanding licenses, bit by bit

An idea that is suggested every now and then is to look at software licensing and give it a kind of “Creative Commons” feel; that is, present the terms of the license in a pleasant and orderly way by means of icons. Now, we’ve already come to the realization that calling something “Creative Commons licensed” […]

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KDE SC 4.4.0 beta 1 on OpenSolaris

Just a heads up that the KDE4-OpenSolaris group has now got KDE SC 4.4.0 beta 1 (version number 4.3.80) building the following components: base, pim, games and graphics. For me that’s what makes a minimal desktop. Getting Akonadi up and running was the biggest challenge, because it needed a fix down in Qt related to […]

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Doing it right (on the wrong side of town)

Ah, the Powder Blues band. Apologies, mostly. I know a place on the wrong side of town, Where the band width is cookin and they’re loading on down, Joe compiles like his souls on fire, Baking a new firmware for a telephone wire, Rev up the sources, compliance comes down, Doin it right on the […]

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Back from EOLE

Wednesday I was at the European Parliament building for the EOLE. The event is a medium-sized (say 60 attendees) legal oriented event around Free Software; this year it featured a track full of definitional goodness — let’s try to formulate words commonly used in Free Software (in licenses, but also other writing) in terms that […]

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Tribulations of a packager (3)

I’m writing these lines from inside Konqueror 4.3.80 on OpenSolaris. I wrote previously that Konq is much better with WordPress nowadays, so that means I can blog from a browser I like under an OS that I like (or I could boot into FreeBSD and do the same thing thanks to the efforts of miwi […]

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Five!

It’s been a while since I posted stuff about the kids – that is, stuff that is neither FSFE (legal, licensing or policy) nor KDE (development, porting) nor NLUUG (open standards, open systems) related. I could even have titled this post “Who is my family?” to keep with the recent theme of posting random pictures […]

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