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I just got a new article posted on, about how Apache OpenOffice is a house of sand.

Status update on LibreOffice / Apache OpenOffice

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 small […]

Milton Friedman quotes

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 no […]

Open letter to Apache regarding OpenOffice / LibreOffice

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 This was originally written in June 2011, so is out of date but much still applies.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 the […]

Another Post to the LKML

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, but […]