January, 2009 archive

Obama looks into Open Source Software (FOSS)

January 22nd, 2009 | Open Source, Social Media | No comments

I just saw an interesting article on Cnet about Obama collecting information on open source software. I agree with the author, Matt, in that a mandate would be somewhat inappropriate. However, I am very disappointed in another aspect of McNealy’s quote. Sure, if we manage to save some money in the US by operating on [...]

Please Bring WebOS To Netbooks

January 16th, 2009 | Mobility, Open Source | 3 comments

Dear Palm, I’m very excited about your new Palm Pre. No, I did not buy your first generation Palm Pilot. I did, however, buy one of those first generation Handspring devices. Yes, the Handspring, made by those guys that left Palm to start a new company. A company you later bought, because they were doing [...]

Open Microblogging Is Here!

January 14th, 2009 | Open Source | 9 comments

Last June, I made a post titled “A Call For A Distributed And Open Twitter Service“. A friend recently sent me a direct tweet that made me very happy. Apparently, the ground work on an open microblogging format is in the works! Evan’s comparison of an open microblogging standard with current email standards were directly [...]