Tiemann on Software Development

A nicely written, clear and solid article on software development in the Free (Open Source) Software distributed model. Which is one of the possible development models (roughly, the Bazaar).

Definitely worth a mention. Have a look at the article How Open Source Software Can Save the ICT Industry One Trillion Dollars per Year., by Micael Tiemann (Creative Commons by 2.5, I believe, but check with the author). Some further notes at http://www.opensource.org/node/384 .

War is (not) over

The Commission has served a statement of objection to Microsoft following the complaint by Opera Software on abuses in the field of web browsers. I planned to write something on this blog when the news spread, but things have accumulated and I could not find enough time.

Inaugural speech

This is the full transcript of the acceptance speech by newly appointed President Barack Hussein Obama. Most remarkable quote, goose-bumps when I heard it: "we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake". (Emphasis added).