Saturday, November 12, 2005

Project Management in Community Source Efforts

Defines 2 types of processes (Mechanistic/Human-driven). We are, i think, in the midst of:

  • involve innovation
  • Depend on interaction
  • Dynamically shaped by the participants
There are numerous examples given, such as:

Running an election campaign
Solving a crime
Military action
Restoring an old building

The dynamics are different and the project management methodology should, if possible?, reflect those dynamics.


Friday, November 11, 2005


Did you hear the one about the guy that walked into a bar with a
parrot on his shoulder?

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Freeing Linux!!

Five big backers of Linux are funding an effort to buy up related software patents, the latest in a series of efforts to reduce legal risks that could impede the wider use of the operating system.

A new nonprofit company, called Open Invention Network, is receiving an undisclosed amount of money from International Business Machines Corp., Sony Corp., Philips Electronics NV, Novell Inc. and Red Hat Inc. It plans to buy Linux-related patents, offering royalty-free licenses to companies and individuals that pledge not to assert their own patents against the network's other licensees.