In my previous article, I discussed the weird ways in which the open source world operates. Keeping true to that sentiment, this post has a very similar story—all while mixing together two of my favorite things: video games and music.
I'm excited. I mean really excited. Excited to the point that I can hardly think. I'm talking six-year-old trying to go to sleep on Christmas Eve excited. But before I get to why, let's take a trip back to 1999.
If you're like me, it seems like every time you log into Facebook, you see another message or two from friends deleting their accounts. Then you check Twitter, and there's yet another rallying cry for open standards in social networking. Wait. I just got déjà vu. Wired (among many others) has been... Read more
I sign my songs "Nobody here." I thought about it from the first moment when I started to make music, about 16 years ago. I always tried to be different, especially when I was young. My music was also different than what everyone else was listening to at the time and I felt I had to choose a... Read more
Last week, Internet luminaries from around the globe descended upon Raleigh, NC for the WWW2010 conference. The theme for 2010 was openness, and that (along with its proximity to Red Hat HQ) made this year's events particularly exciting. The conference, held annually, is sponsored by the... Read more
Open source is an interesting thing to say the least. In fact, that's quite an understatement. Allow me to explain:
If the comments to my previous iPad posts (here and here) are any indication, there is no shortage of open source options for tablets. So I've rounded up the ones you've mentioned, along with a note about the availability of each. But first, let's talk more about Apple, iP---s, and Flash.
The comments here and elsewhere to my post about iPad alternatives have been mixed. No surprise. There will always be Apple defenders and open source defenders. Still, I'd like to take a minute to talk a little more about the topic, address where the majority of the comments fell, and discuss a few... Read more
Do the cultures of proprietary companies impede innovation? Do open source companies need a different sort of leadership? I've got my theories, but I don't have much to compare it to from my own experiences. I've been at Red Hat, a very open culture, for seven years and did a two-year tour at... Read more
While researching for my article Open Music: Is It Viable, I ran across several worthwhile sites that were great resources, but not quite what I needed for talking about an open music model. However, they certainly deserve attention for the good they are doing in the music/entertainment community.... Read more