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ESR followup

Done with the presentation by esr. Very interesting stuff, especially the discussion of how to influence business to migrate to open source alternatives. Mainly concerned with appealing to Fear, Greed, and Ambition (here’s why you want to do this, here’s why you make more money doing this, and here’s why it will make you more important to the company, in short).

Good stuff all around. Heading off now to play Raw Deal (more on that later).

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Digital Culture

Eric Raymond

After having dinner with Eric Raymond and then having him speak in our class, I’m on my way to his public presentation. Should be interesting…not sure where I come down on the free/open debate. I’m guessing we’ll have more of a chance to discuss it as the semester rolls on.

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Digital Culture

First Post

Ok…so this really works. Great! I’ll see how often I come back to it and update….