Category Archives: General

Timeline: The Greatest Show on Earth

Note: This post is part five of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Every now and then, the inexorable passage of time is rudely interrupted, and the natural path of history is changed before our very … Continue reading

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Love flies under the radar

Note: This post is part four of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Tempers will occasionally flare in large communities with many stakeholders. There will always be a delta between the goals, strategies and assumptions of … Continue reading

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The libappindicator Story

Note: This post is part three of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Tensions rose this week as claims were made and refuted — mostly as comments on blog posts about entirely different issues! — about the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on GNOME

Note: This post is part two of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. When you think about the huge mainstays of the Open Source world, GNOME is right up there with the likes of Mozilla, … Continue reading

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On the relationship between Canonical and GNOME

I can’t count the number of times over the last three years (!) that I have written and deleted a post about Canonical’s worsening relationship with GNOME. Having worked for Canonical and held a leadership role in GNOME, I’ve felt … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mister Po!

This is Po, celebrating his second birthday earlier tonight… he’s such a big boy now! Not quite as cute as his very young self, but still beautiful. 🙂 I had planned to celebrate with a big family dinner, but because … Continue reading

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Modern Browsers Ship

What makes for a truly modern browser? Check out the interactive browser release chart. The chart illustrates the most significant releases of each browser, regardless of arbitrary major/minor/micro version number changes. For instance, minor version bumps such as Firefox 3.6 … Continue reading

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Linux Australia puts a lid on the linux.conf.au 2011 distraction

Two weeks ago I wrote about the unfortunate controversy and aftermath of a keynote speech given at linux.conf.au 2011. I am pleased and impressed by the Linux Australia statement, released today, which should put a lid on the distraction. Well, one … Continue reading

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The Elopocalypse: Nokia chooses Microsoft

At the outset, I must admit that I have no real interest in Nokia these days. What I can muster is entirely related to their impact on the FLOSS world, my friends who work there and at the various Open … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the aftermath of a linux.conf.au 2011 keynote

During the final keynote of linux.conf.au 2011, Mark Pesce used some images in his slides which breached speaker guidelines and conference policy. Linux Australia and the lca2011 team responded quickly, announcing an apology at the next available whole-of-conference plenary event. As … Continue reading

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