LibreOffice 4.0 was launched last week, and the news reports and activity on social media were massive, more than any release of LibreOffice or OpenOffice before, with better coverage than many of Microsoft’s well-funded introductions. There were numerous links sent around to the usual sites like LinuxToday.com, but also TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Time Magazine, etc. [...]
Congratulations on leaving Microsoft. Unless you have bills to pay, you won’t regret it. I left at the end of 2004, and have since studied a vast and amazing — but still flawed – world of computing out there.
For example, I discovered that we should already have cars that (optionally) drive us around and computers that [...]
The comment below was made on my blog, but it was so good, I’ve turned it into a post. It was written by Mike Conlon, who has written papers about forks in software.
It’s obvious that many of your correspondents either haven’t read your article [about the reasons against the Apache OpenOffice fork] or [...]
I have just watched this video by Global Futures 2045:
This is my list of things I disagree with:
I moved my response here.
I just got a new article posted on UnixMen.com, about how Apache OpenOffice is a house of sand.
Michael Meeks has posted a status update on LibreOffice versus Apache OpenOffice. It is worth reading, but there are some points I’d like to add and emphasize.
The first is that the Apache OpenOffice project went public about a year ago. And in the meanwhile, all they’ve done is make a build with a [...]
Here are some great quotes by Milton Friedman which describe some of the biggest problems in modern society.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
The most important single central fact about a free market is that [...]
Open letter to an Apache mailing list regarding their OpenOffice incubation plan. This was originally written in June 2011, so is out of date but much still applies.
Having written code in Microsoft Office, why this Apache fork is bad is intuitively obvious to me. I wish everyone had the same instincts. In [...]
Post is here.
I wrote two responses, which eventually allowed me to boil it down to one sentence: You can do anything you want in addition to perfection (i.e. zero bugs). Long answer: I was baptized into the zero bugs religion about 20 years ago. This was before the web and time-based releases, [...]