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Monday musing

Monday, December 4th, 2006

It’s Monday morning and the weather is playing its usual tricks.  When I woke up there was mist everywhere.  On my way to the office there was a nice steady ‘London drizzle’.  Now the sun is out and the sky is blue.

Switzerland likes to keep one on one’s toes.

As soon as I got to the office I started to browse through the news to see if anything exciting had happened over the weekend.  Some AMD troubles, Corel are going to support ODF, and more than a thousand people are dead or missing in the Philippines after mudslides.

So far nothing new on the Thai government’s increasing distance from Free Software.  Since the Junta took over there have been some changes on the technology front.  The latest was the cancellation of Thai participation in the One Laptop Per Child project.  

Digging a little deeper things get very mysterious.  The links from the Bangkok Post that proclaimed both the cancellation of the One Laptop Per Child participation and the original rejection of Free Software inside Thailand are both dead.  Indeed, the Bangkok Post is running a front-page story about development of ‘Linux for the Desktop’.

I wonder what’s really going on there.

Anyway…onward…it’s going to be a busy day.