Jacob Levy: "I'm fed up with Stallman too."
I love getting this kind of email. Thanks Stan, your message made my day!
O'Reilly: Danny Goodman talks about Hypercard.
Cringely: "Goodbye EMBED."
BlogMe is "a simple interactive posting-only command-line Blogger client for Linux."
InfoWorld: Passport 2.0 ready for a stamp.
Just A Tip sends "free, anonymous email to your friends telling them about their annoying problems."
Miguel de Icaza: "Today is GNOME's fourth birthday! The excitment grows around the globe!"
More Miguel: "I will keep writing free software and I appreciate some of RMS's comments and his early vision. But his new vision is now blurred with different objectives that I do not agree with or am sick of."
Internet News: "This patent enhances Oracle's intellectual property portfolio and complements our leading marketplace products," said Kevin Miller, Oracle vice president for Internet procurement and exchange products.
John Robb: "I love Audio Galaxy. Unfortunately.."
Business Week: "The .Net business model depends heavily on companies that want to do business on the Web hooking up with Microsoft, but the company's long history of leaving a trail of battered partners makes this a difficult proposition."
Meanwhile a debate between Stallman and O'Reilly reveals that "We in the Free Software Movement are not opposed to business. But we have seen what happens when a software business has the 'freedom' to impose arbitrary rules on the users of software. Microsoft's conduct illustrates where that power leads." Hey thanks a lot. (Sorry for the sarcasm.) Some of us have ethics and values, most software developers value freedom for everyone. Microsoft is not our role model. Your argument is getting pretty stale Richard.
Eric Raymond: "I don't have to use Bates's bloatware."
Continuing my fantasy from yesterday's piece -- if I ever do a developer conference, I'm going to call up Annie Lennox and ask her to do a special version of one of her songs. It'll be called "Developers Are Doing It For Themselves." Our motto will be "Thank you I'll get it myself." (For ten points, guess who says that.)
John VanDyk has been having a similar fantasy.
PS: I'd like to lead a one-day tutorial The World Outline, how it works, and what it can do for us.
Yes Virginia, there's a naked person of indeterminate gender reflected in this teapot.
My fifth grade class picture (everyone's wearing clothes as far as I know).
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