Can you believe it’s almost August? Dang the seasons (other than maybe winter) are flying by more and more. I’m sure it’s not technology’s fault.
- Alan Pope: Demented by Design. While I support the anti-DRM work of Defective by Design, their latest effort will probably mean more people within the Mac community, especially people who work and use the Genius Bar, will like the open source community even more. +1, Alan.
- Scott Ritchie: Wine should “embrace and extend” the Microsoft Installer format. Scott has a great idea, but I wonder how well it would work in real world code. If it can work it would be a great way to help more people move to open source operating systems.
- Juan Carlos Torres: KDE 4.1: Good enough for ME. Juan Carlos give a great preview of some of the goodies coming in the new “dot release” for KDE, due tomorrow. It looks nice enough it almost makes me want to install KDE 4 on my Ubuntu box so I can take it for a test drive. Too bad I’m not sure how all of my goodies like AWN and Do, let alone Mac4Lin, would play with it.
- Mark Shuttleworth: Economic clustering and Free Software release coordination. Back in April our favorite spaceman suggested that open source devs should release most of their new versions the same day to boost the press that open source projects get. He was speaking at the Linux Symposium on Friday and great feedback on his idea. The comparison to car manufacturers that he relates really helps illustrate what he’s trying to say.
Before I close I have to pass along a picture I saw yesterday.
I can only think of two words that express how I feel about this picture. Hell. Yeah. I don’t think I could have said it better myself.