I’m back!

Posted May 23, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: My life

Hi again! 🙂 I’m back after a long absence. I’m already after all exams, now I have to just wait for results. I gotta orientate what’s going on in the world, so I will be able to normally function. I think that’s all for now. For next hearing 🙂

Reducing activity until May

Posted February 27, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: My life

Hi! I’m writing this post to announce you I’m reducing my activity in all areas until May. This is because of very important exams I’m gonna have on May. I won’t be reading my mails, so I’ll be almost unreachable. Also on May I’ll post some photos I’ve taken during FOSDEM. All I can say now is that it was a really great time spent there. I think that cutting off is the most reasonable thing I can do now. So, see you on May!

Fedora Ambassador Day

Posted February 24, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: Linux & Open Source

Hi, it’s Brussels! 🙂 I haven’t written about it before, as I had to prepare for travel. Tomorrow, there will be FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting) here. But for us, the most important event is FUDCon which will take a place there. Today, we had a meeting connected with the Fedora Ambassador Day. We met in a such group for the first time in a real life. It was a really exciting and fantastic experience. There were ambassadors from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Poland and UK. There were also two Red Hat folks from the US who’re connected with Fedora. These were Max Spevack, the Fedora Project leader and Tom Callaway (spot). We also met some CentOS, Firefox and FreshRPMS guys, as well as Dag Wieers who produces RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and CentOS. We had a really great time together. I’ve also met some Kubuntu guy who’s staying with me in the same room, he’s also cool folk 🙂 I’ll post here some photos after FOSDEM. I’ll also try to write something tomorrow, if I’ll still be able to do so 🙂

Pact with a devil

Posted January 22, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: Linux & Open Source, Uncategorized

As you know, some time ago, Microsoft and Novell signed a deal about cooperation. Firstly, I had confused feelings about that, but after thinking about that again, I can’t say anything good about that pact. Similarly to many people, I also think it’s a deal only for money, nothing more. Some people may say it’s good for the standards cooperation – is it true? I don’t think so… They signed the pact and propably won’t reveal the things that could be helpful for better standards cooperation. Microsoft just understood the fact they can’t win with Open Source, so they decided to “cooperate” with it. The only one thing they want is to make more and more money, they don’t think about the community – we shouldn’t make illusions about this. We all know Microsoft’s operations against Linux and Open Source, we all remember Ballmer’s words “Linux is a cancer” – it shows the whole Microsoft’s attitude to the open software. It’s someting like the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and it’s targeted against the Open Source community. And, as Eben Molgen from the Free Software Foundation says, this pact definitely breaks the General Public License v3, and is even propably not compliant with GPL2. Don’t allow to make you blind on this matter. Now, Microsoft is trying to fight with Open Source in different way. But they’ll never win.

Blackmail – let to be broken or fight…?

Posted January 16, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: My life

Hmm, today I was thinking whether you should allow to be broken by blackmail, or should fight? If we consider it in a simple way, the answer is obvious. But, what to do if in case you win, it will in some way hit you? That is, you will lose something what you could gain if you allowed someone to break you. This is the point where the dilemma starts. Be broken and lose your honor or remain unbendable and lose an opportunity of doing something that you would like to do – that is the question. This is a question from my current life but it is in some way connected with Linux and Open Source. Remain committed to the idelogy or permit to be bought? In this case, the ideology can be connected with money profits, but sometimes a good payment could be offered to you if you allowed to be bought. It’s a main problem that we can meet in everyday life. My answer to this is that you have to remain free, with free mind and free choice. As John Lennon sang, “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free!”. These words remain up to date to presentday, and will remain immortal forever. My friend says: “You have to know your own value”. So, we should never allow to be broken by blackmail, as freedom is one of the most valuable things we can have. Remember it.

Fedora.pl – reactivation

Posted January 14, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: Linux & Open Source, My life

I’m proud to inform you that some time ago, we’ve reactivated the Polish site and support forum – http://www.fedora.pl. Actually, we’ve created a new layout based on WordPress ( 🙂 ). Now it looks really great and, as one user said, smells with freshness 🙂 Right now, we’re planning to reactivate Wiki so everyone will be able to help other people by writing articles. We’re on the right way, now we have to just keep the work! 🙂

Come back!

Posted January 14, 2007 by McGiwer
Categories: Uncategorized

After a long while, I’ve decided it’s time to write something new. Now I’ll try to write more often, so that you won’t have to wait long with impatience for a next post 😉 If it comes about the RHCE exam, I’ll come back to this matter after my final Matura exam in May… Now, let’s start writing the right content.