Underground Notes and Voices from OSCon and Ubuntu Live
By MortazaviBlog on Aug 02, 2007
Some say Sun is as cool as OSCon (if not cooler) because, among most companies that support OSCon, only Sun can produce truly underground notes on OSCon.
David Van Couvering reviews Mike Olson's comments about his keynote at OSCon and pontificates about whether the value of Open Source could be limited to the collaboration it fosters. David aptly notes that
Open source and an open community gives you the assurance that the technology you are depending on is not going to be discontinued or put into "maintenance mode," it won't be acquired by someone who you would rather not do business with, and it won't be used as leverage against you to extract money or modify your behavior.
By way of further review, David contrasts MySQL as an Open Source project to PostgreSQL as an Open Source project.
In a separate underground note from OSCon, Barton George has posted his interview with Free Software Foundation lawyer Eben Moglen.
Barton has also produced a series of interviews with some six dignitaries during Ubuntu Live: Mark Shuttleworth. Tim Gardner, Jane Silber, Daniel Holbach, Stephen O'Grady, Jono Bacon.