The idea behind open source

Karl Fogel has it pretty much clear in Chapter 1 of his book: "Open Source Development with CVS - 2ND EDITION": Imagine a science-fiction device that allows any sort of food or physical object to be infinitely duplicated. If somebody then tried to… more »

When the browser wars began...

Eric Sink has this very interesting piece about how he witnessed the beggining of the browser wars, working at Spyglass (the company that licensed the original IE rendering engine to Miscrosoft). About Spyglass: "We considered ourselves to be the arms… more »

IT independant innovation... dead?

Two quotes from PHPeverywhere: "Perhaps the problem is that the computer industry is maturing, so all the cool corners where you could do your own thing in peace are disappearing slowly..." -John Lim: "Gamma Radiation from Microsoft turns open source… more »

Firebird, bleh [en]

[Version française] Almost everyday, I read someone saying "why would someone still use [a suposedly abandoned] IE when he could indeed use a [supposedly better] Firebird ?". Hold on guys... you know brainwashing may not be the best way to evangelize,… more »

Unsubscribring from spam *STILL NOT* ;)

Following up on wether or not to unsubscribe from spam, Cédric [site gone] adds some clarifications: I am talking about the particular case of a spam email that defeated my filters and ended up in my Inbox. This is the one I want to get rid of. I don't… more »