It seems that OSCON 2006 has sparked discussion about the relevancy of free software in the software as service world that Web 2.0 is taking us to. If all collaboration and data is tied to remote web servers controlled by some commercial entity, where do the four freedoms fit?
Thanks to the efforts by Solt and Piotras, we finally have the MidCOM, the Midgard Component Framework running on top of PHP 5.1.
According to the DesktopLinux.com article, Nigeria, Brazil, Argentina, and Thailand have each now ordered a million 100$ laptops for use in education.
Last saturday we participated in the Kaljakellunta - beer floating event. The day was spent in perfect weather floating with hundreds of dinghies and other improvised rafts down the Keravanjoki river from Heureka science center.
While I appreciate the fact that Gizmo uses open standards for internet telephony, and that it is available for my Nokia 770, it still has to be mentioned that its user interface has a lot to learn from the latest Skype beta. You just have to love the simple, purpose-driven UI:
Late July sees a lot of changes in the Midgard Components Framework project. Since its appearance in March 2003, MidCOM has established itself as the standard way of building and managing Midgard CMS sites.
The GNOME desktop project from which Midgard also gets a bunch of libraries is now choosing a CMS for its website.
Summer holiday is now over, and as Tigert put it, we made it to Gibraltar.
…you have to follow. Next updates from me will happen sometime in late July.
New York Times has an article about using cellphones as travel guides in Japan: