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2006 Retrospective

This time one year ago, I was peering into 2006 wondering what the year would bring. Back then I worked at OpenAdvantage as an Open Source Advocate. I knew 2006 would be a challenging year, and back then I was gritted and determined to help push free software and myself as best as I could. […]

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Raise a glass

Well, its late on Christmas Eve and I am a bit drunk and about to get to bed. I just wanted to say a quick Happy Christmas to everyone! This has been a roller-coaster of a year for me, and a lot of people have helped it to run smoothly. A quick thanks to the […]

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Features vs. Freedom

This entry is my opinion and may not represent the views of my employer, Canonical. Recently there has been a lot of discussion bubbling up regarding the possibility that Ubuntu will ship proprietary 3D drivers by default for some video cards. My aim here is not to discuss the specifics of that decision, which is […]

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LinuxWorld Report

UPDATE: Sorry folks, I had to remove the inline photos as jonobacon.org was getting hammered by the traffic. I have instead put links in. Offers of hosting to the usual address Well, that was LinuxWorld. The last two days have been extremely busy, but productive and great fun. I figured it would be worthwhile to […]

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Heading to LinuxWorld

Right, down at LinuxWorld in London from later today until late Thursday. Plan of events: Tue Evening – Set up and a curry somewhere. Wed 25th Oct 2006 11.30am – 11.50am – Talk about Ubuntu on the IBM stand (free to view). Wed 25th Oct 2006 12.30pm – 1.30pm – Panelist on The Great Linux […]

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Fuzzy feeling

You know, things like this make it all worthwhile.

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See you in Sydney in 2007

Well, in January I will be heading over to Australia for the first time as my paper How to Herd Cats and Influence People was accepted for linux.conf.au. I was pleased to get accepted, particularly with the much publicised huge number of submissions and the rather rigorous decision process. For you abstract-junkies: When talking about […]

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Interview on StikkitTechnology Podcast

On Friday while in Stuttgart I did an interview with nice chaps at the StikkitTechnology Podcast. In it we talk about Ubuntu, Canonical, my job, and thoughts on free software. So, you were given ears for a reason, fill ‘em with something nice! Download the Ogg or MP3!

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KDE 10th Anniversary Event

Here I am at the 10th anniversary event for KDE and its really cool. Last night I had two, count them, two hours of sleep before my alarm went off at 3am. I get back into England at around 11pm. Its a long day, but its worth it. The energy here behind the KDE team […]

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Meetup near Stuttgart?

I will be at the Technische Akademie Esslingen in Ostfildern (near Stuttgart) all day on Friday for the 10th KDE anniversary event. If there are any Kubuntu, Ubuntu, LUGRadio, Jokosher or other Open Source people who want to meet up, post a reply here or drop me a mail.

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