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Moving right along

Some folks have noticed that my “Bobulate” blog on fruitsalad.org has gone away. This is true. For many years, the KDE-FreeBSD team used fruitsalad, kindly hosted by Hasta AB (a manufacturer of cool curtain rods and blinds). It seems the machine has rolled over and died one last time; the home directories are no longer mounted. While I might have liked a little notice (for instance to get backups off of the machine) there’s not much to be done about it right now except try to reconstruct things using search engine caches. Nonetheless, thanks to Hasta AB for hosting things for so long.

On the KDE-FreeBSD front, development things are now hosted at iXsystems, such as the ports repository, patches, and whatnot. I’ve been slowly updating all my FreeBSD machines to the current ports (KDE 4.2.3) to see what it’s like and what I should expect when updating the packages that I do for OpenSolaris.

As for my blog, I’m happy to move it in with the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). I’ve been involved with the FSFE for some years now, latterly as an FSFE fellow (still owing Rainer much beer, I think) and as a member of the Freedom Task Force. These relationships with the FSFE follow from the kind of things I do as a board member of KDE e.V., where I wear the “legal dude” hat, and from my long-term commitment to Free Software. I’ll be using the FSFE blog platform (it’s WordPress) for my own writings from now on. I will try to continue to cover the usual topics: kids wearing funny hats, Free Software conferences, legal issues, KDE development and KDE packaging on non-Linux Free Software operating systems.

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3 Responses to “Moving right along”

  1. Frerich Says:

    Cpt. de Groot of the ‘Freedom Task Force’? :-)

  2. Paul Fee Says:

    Hi Ade,

    I’d wondered what happened your previous blog posts.

    By the way, thanks for your contributions to the NLUUG Filesystems and Storage conference.

    I found it interesting and useful.

    I suppose you can’t make speakers attend, but I would have liked to hear a talk on clustered systems such as shared disk filesystems (e.g. OCFS) and distributed filesystems (e.g. Lustre). However the stuff I did learn give me good pointers for further investigations.

    It was also great to meet interesting folk from Sun and Red Hat.

    Cheers,
    Paul

  3. Martin Says:

    That’s too bad. But even if the problem is not fixable remotely at this point, you should be able to work with the Hasta people to recover the data, no? As a last resort, if they don’t have the time to put the drives in a new box for you, I guess you could take a chance and have them ship you the hard drive.