It's even worse than it appears.
Matt Mullenweg: "I see open source as a hack to get people to work together that would otherwise compete. We could rebuild the same thing dozens of times, or make one really awesome version. I like that IE/Microsoft is using and improving Chromium, it also keeps Google honest." #
If you haven’t watched Succession, here’s a preview.#
Thanks for reading my blog via email. I love the comments, esp since only I see them, there's less grandstanding, pontificating, more hey here's a book you'd like, or I listened to that podcast too.#
My smoothie-making has evolved. In the evening I make orange juice from concentrate to drink, with ice, while watching the Mets. I leave about 1/2 glass for the morning, when I throw in frozen fruit, a heaping tablespoon of yogurt and a bit of warm water, and zap it in the blender. Pour it into a big glass and sip it for an hour or so while I write in the morning. It's delicious, cold, tasty and nutritious. I feel very loved. #
  • Yesterday I got an email from Richard Stallman's PR person, Sylvia Paull, who I've known for many years. She was updating me on how he had lost his position at MIT and at the FSF in recent days. Of course I had been following the story.#
  • I offered advice, in an email, which I am including below. #
    • I feel for Stallman. On the other hand he had a long run and was celebrated in so many ways, given an office at MIT, had a foundation. Some of us would have loved that kind of support. ;-)#
    • As his PR person I think you can help by first learning from others' mistakes in these situations. There have now been lots of them. A mistake a lot of people make is trying to fight back or argue with the judgement. I don't think that works. If he has the money, taking some time off, writing software perhaps, fixing bugs in other people's stuff. Not being such a big guy for a while. Live a human-size life. Imagine what he could come up with if he wasn't always out traveling and evangelizing? I've done it. I even write software just for myself these days, no intention to publish ever. #
    • Best advice is to slow down, set your expectations on a longer horizon, and do some self-improvement. #

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