Jacob Kaplan-Moss

73 items tagged โ€œopensourceโ€

๐Ÿ“Œ renameutils

โ€œ... a set of programs designed to make renaming of files faster and less cumbersome.โ€ #

๐Ÿ“Œ ClearTrain

Database of training programs for web technologies. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Altus Metrum

Open source hardware and software stuff designed for high-powered amateur rocketry. So cool I canโ€™t even take it. Plus: โ€œopensource+rocketryโ€ is the best tag intersection ever. #

๐Ÿ“Œ tircd - Google Code

โ€œtircd presents twitter as an irc channel. You can connect to tircd with any irc client, and twitter as if you were on irc.โ€ Yeah, OK, itโ€™s silly... but this might be the thing that makes me actually use Twitter. That way when Twitter dies I can just keep on using IRC like always. #

๐Ÿ“Œ [Drizzle] Draft Licensing FAQ + trivial patch to DRIZZLE.FAQ

Interesting licensing move on Drizzle: the server is still GPLv2 -- no embedded MySQL for you! -- but the client is BSD licensed, so there arenโ€™t the same weird linking shenanigans as for MySQL. Good progress. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Defying Classification: Thoughts About Two Releases

Malcolm ponders release processes vis a vis the recent Wordpress and MySQL releases. Good shit. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Working Without Copyleft

An interesting look at the choice to use a โ€œweakerโ€ open source license like the BSD, and some good arguments against the GPL. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Donation Acknowlegement Letters #
๐Ÿ“Œ Adeona: A Free, Open Source System for Helping Track and Recover Lost and Stolen Laptops

The first (that I know of) open source, non-centralized laptop tracker. Gotta give this a shot. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Trademark Policy Pointers | FLOSS Foundations #
๐Ÿ“Œ Matasano Chargen ยป Rubyโ€™s Vulnerability Handling Debacle

Handing security problems is the *worst* part of being an OSS maintainer. Learn from what the Ruby folks did wrong. #

๐Ÿ“Œ MySQL to launch new features only in MySQL Enterprise

Wow, the stupidity of this is astounding. Good news for PostgreSQL, I guess. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Support Bruce Perens in his run for the OSI board. #
๐Ÿ“Œ The Adoption-Led Market [on Simon Phipps, SunMink]

Fantastically good thinking about how Open Source leads to a different โ€” Iโ€™d say better โ€” kind of software market. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Coder Who Says Py: Initial slides for PyCon core development tutorial online

Brettโ€™s (preliminary) slides on contributing to Python. I need to prepare something similar for Django. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Bug 340318 โ€“ whenever you go to gmail.com the redirects on gmail makes FireFox freeze then crash [@ nsXBLService::GetBinding] [@ js_HashString]

Watch as the reporter goes batshitinsane and starts flaming the deveopers trying to help him. This is the wortst part of woking on Open Source: dealing with assholes like this. #

๐Ÿ“Œ OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions | Open Source Initiative

Until today I trusted OSI implicitly. Now Iโ€™m not so sure. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: Guidelines for Developers - Software Freedom Law Center

Important guidlines from the SFLC on how to properly relicense permissively-licensed (i.e. BSD/MIT) code. Good to see that something positive came out of the whole Atheros driver kerfuffle. #

๐Ÿ“Œ One Laptop Per Child -- XO Giving

OLPC announces a โ€œGive 1 Get 1โ€ program. Thatโ€™s awesome: Iโ€™ve been hearing rumors of such a program for over a year; good to see it become official. #

๐Ÿ“Œ BabelDjango - Babel - Trac

Interesting work to integrate Django and Babel. Even if you donโ€™t need translation, thereโ€™s some useful date/time/decimal formatting template filters here. #

๐Ÿ“Œ XML.com: Moving to OpenOffice: Batch Converting Legacy Documents

How to script conversion of documents through OpenOffice (and a big wad of duct tape). Works with NeoOffice, too! #

๐Ÿ“Œ Slash7 with Amy Hoy - Help Vampires: A Spotter's Guide #
๐Ÿ“Œ Advogato: Financing Volunteer Free Software Projects

Lots to think about. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Book - NLTK

A book on natural language processing in Python. #

๐Ÿ“Œ hgbook: Collaboration models

A good writeup of different patterns of using distributed VCS. Iโ€™m especially interested in the description of the Linux workflow; the fact that it works so well is almost completly counterintuitive. #

๐Ÿ“Œ pktstat

Like top, but for network usage. Highly recommended. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Buildix from ThoughtWorks :: project start-up in a box

A development toolbox in a single disk image. #

๐Ÿ“Œ There Are Only Four Software Licenses

Amen! Open source needs an Anti-License Proliferation Treaty. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Dozing Cat Software

โ€œSaverLab: Runs Mac OS X screensaver modules in regular windows.โ€ #

๐Ÿ“Œ Projects at OmniTI Labs

Some open source bits from Theo Schlossnagel & co. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure. #