Archive for October, 2005

An easy way to support nosoftwarepatents.com

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

I just stumbled across this article. If you oppose software patents, this is an easy way to support your ideas. Go and vote for Florian Müller, head of nosoftwarepatents.com and make him European of the Year. And yes, please spread the word.

Hi everybody

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Hi, so this is me creating my second blog ever. I’ve got one at livejournal.com already, but I realised that there’s no target audience for musing about Free Software and related politics. Therefore I have created this blog which I will fill with stuff that comes to my mind, regarding Free Software (and related politics, of course). I’m afraid the post frequency will be rather low. Enjoy, Dominik

OSDL’s Mobile Linux Initiative

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Aha, so OSDL has established a Mobile Linux Initiative. Many big names seem to be involved, but where’s the community? Imho, this initiative really has the potential of becoming a great committee where people will talk all the time and will decide to pass resolutions to decide to pass resolutions at the following meeting. I cannot see what kind of useful impact this initiative will have. The only thing I can forsee already is that Harald Welte will be much busier in the future. My advice to these big (and small) companies: If you really want to support GNU/Linux on embedded devices, check out the following websites. Even better, give’em developers there jobs. http://handhelds.org/ http://openembedded.org/ http://openzaurus.org/ http://familiar.handhelds.org/ http://gpe.handhelds.org/ http://pi-sync.net/ (to all the people in projects I did not list: sorry, but I don’t want to make this list to long). The guys in these projects haven been doing top-notch work a long time before you decided to jump on the bandwagon before it’s too late.