Saturday, April 22, 2006

Open Source and Business Issues

by alec on April 22, 2006

I was very pleased to be able to have a joint session with Tom Marlay of Gowlings on Open Source, and Business.  The session was well attended, and was a quick overview of open source issues.  For my part, I covered mostly the issues in this story which I wrote some time ago.  Tom covered the details of specific risks, and license agreements from a legal point of view.  There was definitely an appetite to talk longer.

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Blogging About Blogging in Ottawa

by alec on April 22, 2006

This is a recursive post.  I am blogging about the Blogging in Ottawa Panel.  We had a lively discussion, but the real value of the session was to agree to continue to build a blogging community in Ottawa.  At the end, I volunteered to begin to maintain a list of Ottawa bloggers.  Here’s the first cut.  I will turn it into a standing post shortly.

  • snook.ca
  • blog.jadedpixel.com
  • boxofchocolates.ca
  • dailypixel.com
  • primeminister.ca
  • betterthanedlin.com
  • tech.nologi.ca
  • blog.leetsoft.com
  • exocortex.org
  • saunderslog.com
  • simplyrelevant.com
  • phoenixrealm.com
  • vlad.photostand.org
  • model.ca
  • sherman.ca
  • dan.langille.org

More to come.  Stay tuned!

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Building Open Source Communities

April 22, 2006

Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, is giving a talk on building communities around Open Source.  For Mike, the key elements of creating an open source platform are: Great Technology Broad Adoption Architecture of Participation Hijacked by a Fanatical Community His talk is excellent.  Eclipse is a cool blend of traditional hacker-driven open […]

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BarCamp Ottawa: 45 Minutes to Go

April 22, 2006

I am sitting in the car outside Bitheads facility on Carling Avenue, waiting for the Ted to come and open the doors.  In a little less than 45 minutes, we’re going to be underway.  It’s been a lot of work for the last few weeks for David Keys, Ross McLeod, Craig Fitzpatrick, Peter Childs, and […]

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